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The Banter – March 2019

The latest edition of the school newsletter, The Banter, can be found here Banter March-April 2019

Outward Bound 2020

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.

Career Ready 2019-21

Career Ready

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

 

 

S6 First Aid and Defibrillator Training

With the support of the charity Defibs for Moray a public access defibrillator has been installed at Keith Sports and Community Centre.

The device is accessible by code from 999 operator in emergency. It guides any user through how and when it should be used without the need for any prior training.

The school are being supported to raise awareness of the device by the charity Keiran’s Legacy who will also be training all leavers in basic CPR.

The first session is for all S6 students on Thursday 28 February. The event is also being supported by Tesco through their community champion programme.

All successful participants will receive a certificate and Saving Lives wristband free of charge. Donations would be welcome to support the good work of this group. Bands will also be available for the next two weeks from the School Office for anyone who wishes to donate to support this charity. Suggested donation of £2 but give what you can,

The school will also receive a defib trainer to support future training. Any public group who wishes to join in with future training or would like a demonstration of the defib machine should contact the school.

For those wishing to be more confident in first-response emergency CPR/defib click on the lifesavers link to get a helpful training app.

School Notices 29 October 2018

All the latest school notices and activities can be found on the school plasmas or click the link Plasma Notices 291018 – website

Living Golf Tournament

It’s the start of the school holidays and Living Golf are celebrating the Year of Young People 2018 – join them for a fun day and have a go at Living Golf! Bring friends and families.

The Living Golf Loving Life Tournament is at Covesea Golf Links on Saturday 6th October 2018. It takes the form of a Texas Scramble Tournament and starts at 10am.

We especially invite pupils and their families from Secondary Schools and Colleges in Moray, including ASN and Support for Learning Departments. Living Golf welcomes everyone – golfers and non-golfers of all ages – Living Golf is inclusive and accessible by everyone.

Please find attached our invitation giving you information. The cost is only £5.00 per player. Living Golf provides equipment and balls.

Looking forward to seeing you. Have a brilliant day – Let the Ball Fly !

Further details can be found on the attached flyer

Please like our Facebook page on www.facebook.com/livinggolf to receive future updates.

Travel Grants

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

Moray Young Citizen Awards Successes

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.

The Banter December 2017

For all the latest news and information from Keith Grammar School please click on the picture below.

India Trip 2016 – Travel Blog

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!

india trip 2016 group

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