On Monday 25 March S1/2 students were given details about next session’s Outward Bound Trip.
This is a fantastic opportunity to experience a range of adventurous activities with all equipment supplied and costs subsidised by a local family trust and Outward Bound Trust sponsorship.
Further details can be found in the attached outward bound 2020 letter and in these OBT documents – Winter Kit Infographic, Sample Winter Programme, OBT for 2019
There is also a video showing the features and benefits of the trip Learning Away Winter Residentials campaign
We are keen that no student misses out on this opportunity so if you have any queries or concerns please do get in touch. Additional funding is available where this is a barrier to taking part or we can accept a different payment schedule if this would help. Please contact your child’s Guidance Teacher or the Rector if you want to discuss this.
If any local business would like to support this opportunity by either subsidising the trip further or sponsoring an individual please contact the School Office.
Keith Grammar School is fortunate to be able to offer the opportunity to some of our current S4 pupils to become Career Ready Students over their S5 and S6.
Career Ready UK, is a business led charity, supporting a movement of employers and schools working together to help raise the aspirations of 16 to 19 year olds and bridge the gap between education and work by giving them access to real experience of the world of work. Together we provide an awareness of business that broadens young people’s horizons and helps them decide whether to opt for employment, work-based learning (such as apprenticeships or school leaver programmes) or higher education.
Selected students follow a programme of mentoring, masterclasses, workplace visits and a four week paid internship.
S4 pupils have been informed about this opportunity in PSE and those meeting the selection criteria who are interested have taken a letter home about an information evening on Tuesday 26th March. If your child has not taken home a letter and you would like them to apply for this opportunity please contact their Guidance Teacher.
To be eligible to apply for this programme students must meet the following criteria:
- Studying between one and three Highers in S5
- Decent grades in National 4/5 qualifications
- Planning to stay in school until the end of S6
- Available for the minimum four consecutive week paid internship that starts in the last week of summer term of S5 and continues into the school holidays.
More information can be found at https://careerready.org.uk/
Ms Emily Souness
Principal Teacher of Guidance
Please follow the link for details on how to apply for a travel grant to support young people taking part in school trips and activities. Please note that the closing date for applications is 30 September each year.
Banffshire Educational Trust Application Form
Further details of the wider scheme can be found on the Moray Council website http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_43907.html
The 2018 MYCA Ceremony was held on Friday 16 March at The Mansefield Hotel in Elgin.
It was a fantastic night celebrating the contribution Moray’s young people make to their communities. To cap it all off Keith Grammar Pupils enjoyed great success.
More details and pictures will follow in the soon to be published March edition of The Banter but in the meantime our congratulations go to Kurtis McQuade as Moray Young Citizen of the Year 2018; The Lofties – Madison Warren, Ellie Broadley, Zoe Nicol, Molly Riddell, Charlotte Freeman and Chloe Dalgarno – Community Group Winners 2018 and to our Health Education Group – Joseph Stronach, Bruce Henderson and Ben Williams – Highly Commended in the School Group category.
A travel blog has been set up – http://travelpod.com/members/kgsindia – to map the adventures of the KGS group travelling to India on Sunday, 3rd July 2016 returning on Tuesday, 19th July 2016. Here’s hoping it all works and we can keep you updated!