World Book Day and Scholastic Book Fair
For World Book Day this year we held a Scholastic Book Fair for the whole school and an author visit for Senior Higher English Students. Thank you to Chris McQueer, fantastic short story author, for coming along to hold a workshop to assist our pupils with their creative writing. Feedback from the pupils was excellent. Thank you to the Scottish Book Trust for our Live Literature funding towards Chris' visit. The Scholastic book fair was very successful and will continue at Primary parent's evenings next Monday and Tuesday. Thank you to pupil helpers Bethany Ndubuisi, Annelie Ainslie, Elle Redshaw, Hannah Stewart, Izzy Coulby, Harvey Graham, Jamie Clark, Munro McWhirter, Logan Thomson, Sophie Lowes, Shannon Murie, Finlay Johnson and Louis Morris. Also thank you to parent helper Lynn Anderson and Library Assistant Miss Gibbon for arranging the events.
Book Week Scotland 2019
Wow, what a busy week we had for Book Week Scotland! Miss Gibbon even managed a Book Week Scotland visit to Beattock Primary, where she had fun meeting all the pupils.
Back at Moffat Academy, Nursery, P1, P2 and P3 watched author readings of the books shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize and then voted for their favourite which was ‘The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears’ by Alistair Chisholm. They also received their fantastic Bookbags from the Scottish Book Trust.
Nursery pupils receive their Bookbags later in the year, so instead, Miss Gibbon gifted the pupils a second-hand book each from her cupboard. P4-P7 pupils took part in a Bookswap and a quiz. Each participating pupil completed a slip to explain why they liked the book they were donating to swap.
Quiz winners were P4- Harry , P5 - Mallory , P6-James, P6/7-Geordie, P7-Wilfie.
Secondary pupils and staff participated in a Countdown competition. The overall winners were the Staff Team - well done!
S1 and S2 Library Reading Classes listened to a Patrick Ness author interview and took part in a quiz.
All pupils also voted for their favourite Scottish word. Secondary's favourite was 'Shoogle' and Primary's was 'Wheesht'!
Working with a wide range of partners, Scottish Book Trust – the national charity changing lives through reading and writing – delivered events and activities across the country during Book Week Scotland 2019, which ran from 18 November to 24 November, linked to this year’s theme of Conversation. Now in its eighth year, Book Week Scotland was initiated by the Scottish Government and is funded annually by Creative Scotland. Hundreds of free events happen during Book Week Scotland across every region, including every Scottish Library service with the support of Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC). www.bookweekscotland.com #bookweekscotland #bookbugpicturebookprize #scottishbooktrust
Roald Dahl Day 2019
We had a fantastic Roald Dahl Day on Friday 13th September. Winners of the class competitions were: Nursery Mila Carlyle (Colouring competition), P1 Esther Rae (Colouring competition), P2 Emeli Dunn (Colouring competition), P3 Sarah Darroch (Colouring competition), P4 Gabriel Bullard (Design a Chocolate Bar), P5 Grace Palmer (Design a Chocolate Bar), P6 Lochlan Graham (Roald Dahl Kahoot Quiz), P6/7 Isla Weatherstone (Roald Dahl Kahoot Quiz), P7 Nicholas Quigley (Roald Dahl Kahoot Quiz) and pupil Secondary Cairn Graham (Roald Dahl Kahoot Quiz). Thank you for our new library team for helping Miss Gibbon with arrangements, Izzy, Bethany, Annelie, Hannah and Elle.
Thanks also to Ewan and Harvey for photography.
Moffat Academy had two teams competing in the Scottish and British Schools Floor & Vault qualifying event last term at the Bells Sports Centre. The Primary team finished in first place overall in the Scottish qualifying competition with the Secondary team finishing in second place in the British Schools qualifying competition. Ivanna Davis Grierson also finished in first place in the Primary individual competition and in the vault, winning two further gold medals to add to her team gold. Honey McMinn also won a gold medal for her performance in the Secondary Vault competition. Well done to all the gymnasts for their success.
Introduction from Mrs Chambers
Good evening and welcome to Moffat Academy Musical Concert. Music has the ability to take you back in time, spark a little dance in the kitchen or set the mood for a relaxing evening. It also can positively affect your life in a very real way. The young people and some of the teaching staff of Moffat Academy have exceptional musical talent and have come together to share their talent with the school community and with the world via Youtube, what a stage!
Tonight I would invite you to sit and enjoy the wonderful range of forms and styles of music that Moffat Academy pupils and staff have to offer.