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Recent Reading Certificate Achievers

Congratulations to:

Eva Conway (Bronze), Bethany Ndubuisi (Bronze), Eilidh Cable (Bronze), Billy Cooper (Bronze), Korben Lamont (Bronze), Tanya Clark (Silver), Logan Reid (Bronze) and Hannah Stewart (Bronze). Also well  done to Nicole Green (Bronze).

 

Girls Football Team

Moffat Academy was represented by two girls` teams at an SFA organised tournament at the David Keswick centre on Thursday 30th January. Both teams played well and the girls enjoyed the overall experience. They were accompanied by their coaches Mr Page and by Mr Pirie. Well done  to all involved! The team members were-

S1/2– Keira Minto, Lorna Minto, Rose Brown, Bethany Anderson, Heidi Jamieson, Bryony Jackson, Alex Frame and Alesha Wilson. 

S3/4– Kara Jamieson, Katie McCulloch, Caitlyn McKenna, Erin Thomson, Simone Tonnar, Abby Stewart, Megan McMinn, Hayley Anderson, Star Gough, Ailsa Cosens and Laila Seaton.

 

Scottish Finals Regional Disability Sportshall Athletics 

Following the Regional Disability Sportshall Athletics trial the two Moffat pupils pictured above, Shay Sullivan and Donald Kerner were chosen to represent Dumfries and Galloway at the Scottish finals in Grangemouth. The team performed exceptionally well finishing in second place overall just behind Fife region. It was a great honour to be selected. Well done to both boys.  

 

Heptathalon

Well done #TeamMoffat on achieving a Bronze medal at the Scottish Athletics Giant Heptathlon held at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility on Friday 28th February.

 

Success for Steven!

On Sunday 23rd February, Steven Cairns S2 attended the Scottish Boxing Championship held in Ravenscraig and won first place in his age group. Steven has been training in boxing for eight years in Dumfries Doonhamer’s Boxing Club. Well done Steven!

 

Employability


Last year's employability class enjoyed a school trip to the Lion King in Edinburgh last term. The class helped to plan and organise the trip and were exemplary on the day.

Public Speaking


Well done to Elliott Hepburn, Cairn Graham, Callum Thompson and Morgan Todd who were successful in the heats of the Procurator Fiscal's Public Speaking Competition. Congratulations to Elliot and Cairn who won the semi final on March 2nd at   Dumfries Sheriff Court.

 

Teambuilding in S3

S3 pupils were participating in various team building exercises on Thursday 12th March. Thank you to Paul 'Jaffa' O'Neil and Gav Adamson from the Royal Navy for coming along to run a wind turbine activity. Pupils had 20 minutes to construct a wind turbine using large knex parts. Well done to the winning team pictured with Jaffa and Gav.

Thank you also to Sheila Notman and Jill Miller from the Princes Trust who came in to teach pupils how to pitch a business. Pupils also took part in a knex challenge in Miss Allen's room.

 

Moffat Academy Champions League Five-a-Side Tournament


During February, mixed teams from S1 to S6 (with some staff also taking part) competed in Moffat Academy’s very own Champions League style tournament. Five-a-side games took place over 4 sessions with group stages, a knock-out round, semis and the final. Eventual winners were Barcelona (Joel Smith, Kit Armstrong, Ian Cannon, Scott Little, Peter Mendy, Ethan Notman and Mr Armstrong), with Rangers as runners-up (Craig Bentley, Ruaridh Bell, Lochlan Forsyth, Ewan McMillin, Taylor Jack, Aodhan O’Neil, Logan Turner, and Keiron Nelson). The ‘Golden Boot’ for top goalscorer went to Peter Mendy, with 11 goals. Our Ballon d’Or winner (player of the tournament) went to Joel Smith with 4 ‘Man of the Match’ awards.

Some of our tournament winners: Kit Armstrong, Joel Smith, Ian Cannon

Top goalscorer: Peter Mendy

Player of the tournament: Joel Smith