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Parenting/Caring for Children and Young People with ADHD

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NEWSolutions is hosting an event for Parents/Carers – ‘Parenting/Caring for Children and Young People with ADHD’. This will be delivered by Colin Foley from The ADHD Foundation.
The event will be held at the Park Hotel in Montrose on Wednesday 12th February 2020 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm with refreshments available from 6.15pm. The cost of a ticket is £5 and the event can be booked via Eventbrite:

Christmas Card Competition Winners

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Christmas card competition winners
Congratulations to the winner of this year’s Christmas Card Competition,  S1 pupil Wallace Baird.
Wallace has produced a delightful image of Montrose reflected in the still basin waters. His design will now be used for next year’s school Christmas Card and for the 2020 Arts festival poster.
Congratulations also go to our year group winners; S2 winner Farrah Dolan and S3 winner Elisha West.  Please come to the art department to collect your prizes.
Well done to everyone in S1 – S3 for your superb entries, it was a hard competition to judge.
Good luck next year.

University Digital Portfolio Application Deadlines

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University Digital portfolio application deadlines

All Scottish University Art College applicants will have until the 31 January to upload their digital portfolios.

 ACES is putting on loads of additional digital portfolio support sessions in January. The dates are…

·         Thursday 9 January (Eve)

·         Saturday 11 January (Day)

·         Wednesday 15 January (Eve)

·         Monday 20 January (Eve)

·         Wednesday 29 January (Eve)

…and we’ve pulled together a big online folder of resources for the digital folios (all courses, all unis – not just DJCAD).

It’s got:

·         my digital portfolio guide

·         masterclass presentation

·         example folios

·         Planning sheets

·         Photoshop guide

·         Adobe Scan guide

·         Templates for 15 and 25 slide digital portfolios

All available to download and use for free!

Hospitalfield House & ACES: Free Drawing School

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We’re excited to let you know about a 4-week mini portfolio block available to ALL school pupils (any school, any pupil) in February.  Join Hospitalfield in February as The Free Drawing School teams up with ACES to offer four drawing workshops led by Dundee Illustrator and Free Drawing School artist Laura Darling.

Age range 14 – 24. All senior school age (S4 and above) and college students are welcome. Priority on this occasion will be given to high school pupils.

Over four sessions led by illustrator Laura, you’ll experiment with drawing and mark-making techniques and create your own unique artist’s book.

  • Friday 7, 14, 21, 28 February
  • 14:00 – 17:00
  • Hospitalfield House, Arbroath

ACES will be providing transport from Dundee and can pick you up between Dundee and Arbroath. Please email to hop on the bus!


Click on the link below for more information:

Rotary Club Photography Competition Winners

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Rotary Club Photography Competition winners
Well done to all those pupils who entered the Rotary Club Photography Competition. We had a great selection of photo’s on the theme of ‘Through my eyes’ which made the judging very difficult.
Congratulations to the overall winner, Oliver Milne, who took a great picture down at Montrose waterfront.
1st place : Oliver Milne ; Picture of Montrose waterfront
2nd Place : Eloise Cook
3rd place; Cameron Kennedy

Rotary Shoe Boxes

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Many thanks to everyone who kindly donated items for the 65 Rotary shoe boxes Montrose Academy have managed to fill to send to Eastern European countries. These boxes will be gratefully received as many of these children will never have been given a gift before!!