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Enterprising Maths Competition

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Montrose Academy pupils Orla McLeod, Paige Buchan, Nathan Jackson, Tara Simpson (all S4), Blair Sangster, Hamish Bridges, Keira Smith and Owen Porter (all S3) formed 2 teams to participate in the Angus heat of the Enterprising Mathematics Competition held at Brechin High School on Thursday 7 June. Two teams from each of the 8 secondary schools in Angus took part in the event.  Both Montrose Academy teams performed exceptionally well with Orla, Paige, Blair and Hamish putting in a splendid performance finishing first overall.  They have qualified for a place in the National Competition which will be held at the Glasgow Science Centre in November.

Congratulations to all pupils involved and Good Luck for November.

County Sports

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County Sports
A team of athletes from Montrose Academy were competing at County sports at Arbroath HS recently with some really great performances on display. In the 800m, Orla McLeod (S3) stormed home to take a convincing gold. Bethany Hall (senior) was next on the podium bringing back a bronze. In the senior boys, Alasdair Campbell ran a neck and neck race and pipped the athlete from Carnoustie HS to take an outstanding gold. Next to take to the track were the 100m competitors. Bella Pirie (S1) started us off with a bronze medal, followed by Alicia Smith (S2) also bringing home a bronze. Stewart Simpson (S2) ran an excellent race, claiming gold!
Over on the field, it was the turn of the Gunn siblings to bring home the medals. Emma (senior) brought us a silver for javelin, and Kyle (S1) a gold for discus.
Back on the track, Melissa Coull (S3) claimed a silver in the 300m and Logan Stewart (S3) a gold in the 400m. At the same time Ethan Harrison (S3) won bronze in the javelin.
Two bronze medals were won in the 200m, from Alicia Smith (S2) and Logan Stewart. Sophie Hare (S2) also picked up a bronze in the javelin.
Back to the middle distance events. Orla McLeod and Finlay Wallace (S3) both won convincing 1500m races. Another battle took place for Alasdair in this event, this time he took the silver medal. Success on the field included a silver medal for Naomi Duncan (S2) in the shot putt and Lewis Smith (S3) took gold in the triple jump. Bella Pirie claimed another medal, this time a silver for discus. Niamh Eaton (S2) also won a bronze for discus and Ola Stromska (senior) a bronze for shot putt.
Our final medal of the competition came from the S2 Girls relay team (Alicia Smith, Hannah Dey, Jenna Henderson & Emilia Jarosz) who won silver.
Montrose Academy finished fifth overall, a huge improvement on last year’s competition!

Montrose Academy Literacy Blog

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Language and literacy are of personal, social and economic importance. Our ability to use language lies at the centre of the development and expression of our emotions, our thinking, our learning and our sense of personal identity. Language is itself a key aspect of our culture. Through language, children and young people can gain access to the literary heritage of humanity and develop their appreciation of the richness and breadth of Scotland’s literary heritage. Children and young people encounter, enjoy and learn from the diversity of language used in their homes, their communities, by the media and by their peers.

Literacy is fundamental to all areas of learning, as it unlocks access to the wider curriculum. Being literate increases opportunities for the individual in all aspects of life.

To find out more, access Montrose Academy’s brand new Literacy Blog by clicking on the link below:

Battlefields Trip

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We are still recruiting for our Battlefields Trip! Get in touch if you are interested in joining us.

Montrose Academy is running its fourth Battlefields trip on 28 September – 3 October 2018.

We are going with a highly-regarded company called Mercat International Tours who provide an exceptional experience for young people visiting the First World War battlefields of Ypres in Belgium and of the Somme in France.

Check out information about the Battlefields Experience at Mercat’s website:

On day one we travel from the school to Hull by coach, and then onto the overnight ferry to Zeebrugge.  Days 2-4 are busy days of learning, visiting some of the most moving battlefields, cemeteries, museums and monuments.  During day 5 we visit the beautiful city of Bruges where pupils can relax and explore the famous medieval old town and see the picturesque canals.  Day 6 is the remainder of the return journey.

The full itinerary can be found here …. itinerary

Pupils rave about the Battlefields trip. It is a real experience and many of them talk about the impact it has on them, and the feeling of being connected to the past. The trip is open to pupils of all years, whether or not they are taking history.  There is also an additional academic benefit to those who end up studying the period in third or fourth year.

The cost of the trip is £495.  Assuming you can provide a packed lunch for the bus journey down, this sum covers every expense, including meals, accommodation, entry charges and travel expenses by bus and by overnight ferry.  A small sum of spending money for the free day in Bruges is nice to have.

If you are at all interested, or have any questions, please contact Mr Bratt ASAP on:



Carnoustie Camera Club Photography Competition

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As part of the annual Carnoustie Gala, which this year is to be held on 7th July, Carnoustie Camera Club hold a photographic competition which this year is open to all persons under the age of 18, living in the Angus area.  For the first time this year we are accepting digital entries online.  Details of the competition can be found on our website at:

Photography Comp

Taste the Industry

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A group of ten third year pupils from the Home Economics department attended a Taste the Industry event at Brechin Community Campus on Thursday 22nd February.
The event was an interactive one covering various aspects of the Hospitality industry including:
street food, silver service, catering, events management, chocolate making (by a chocolatier), making mocktails and finishing with a short talk on careers in the Hospitality industry.
The day was informative and enjoyable.