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:



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.

Work experience opportunities at GSK

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Any new S5/S6 pupil interested in work experience at GSK from September should apply now.  The deadline for WE applications to GSK is August 18th but pupils should try where possible to ensure they are submitted to the school office by the end of this term as we do not want anyone to miss out on this opportunity.  For further information please see Mrs Fyfe, Mr Dunbar or your PT PCS.

GSK work experience :

  • GSK are running 2 five week work experience sessions commencing September 2017.
  • ·The attached form gives a brief explanation of each work experience session, and a little about the roles in the Department that the student will visit.
  • ·The sessions will run on Wednesday afternoons, typically 13:00 -16:00, but this timing can be adjusted if there are travel issues.
  • Week 1 is an induction session and site tour for all successful applicants.
  • Week 2, 3, 4, are separate workplace sessions ( with the exception of Quality Labs who will only run sessions for 2 of these 3 weeks).
  • Week 5 is used for “mock interviews” to give the candidates interview experience.
  • The above process is then repeated for a further 5 weeks.
  •  All application forms are to be returned to GSK by 18-Aug-2017.
  • This will allow 2 weeks for GSK Montrose to feedback to the schools regarding the successful candidates, prior to the work experience starting in early September.
  • If you have any questions or require more information then please contact Kevin Brewer (Schools Liaison Team – GSK) on


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S1 IDL Community Event

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Our S1 IDL Classes organised a Community afternoon in the School Library to tell people what we have been learning in the IDL Community Course.  We invited family and friends to give feedback on our presentations.  Our focus has been on 3 skills: creating, presenting and working together.  We got 4 speakers to come into our school and talk to us about what they do in the community.  Our thanks to the Links Park Community Trust, The Montrose Air Museum, The Montrose Basin and The Montrose Golf Club.  The atmosphere was good and it was a success.