Crochet Club

Our weekly Crochet Club consists of many members who were complete beginners when they joined and are now crocheting independently.

They have been busy learning the basics, crocheting small projects and progressing on to a group effort making some beautiful bunting in each of the house colours all edged in purple, Culloden Academy’s school colour.

If you’re visiting the school, keep an eye out for it hanging in pride of place around the social area.

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Young STEM Leader Award

This year, a number of senior pupils have been working towards achieving their Level 4 Young STEM Leader award. The course encourages students to look at the impact of STEM locally, nationally and internationally, past, present and future, alongside leading STEM activities which they present to younger students in the school to get involved in. The Young STEM Leaders have done a fantastic job in encouraging and enthusing our young people in the world of STEM by running STEM club every Wednesday lunchtime. They planned and facilitated activities that have investigated concepts such as friction, projectile trajectory, Fibonacci sequencing in nature and DNA extraction.

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Developing The Young Workforce

This morning was our final instalment of My Future Friday before the Easter Holidays, and we had Morrison Construction in discussing the professional roles, pathways, and opportunities for work experience within the construction industry. Huge thank you to Ross, Gordon and Mai for coming along and sharing their professional journeys, and lots of advice on where to get started!

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Young Enterprise

Congratulations to our Young Enterprise team Unravel who scooped three awards at the Young Enterprise Highland and Moray Area Finals last night.

⭐The first prize was for Innovation which was awarded for the development of their mental health game.

⭐The next was for Best Trade Stand at the Christmas Market in December.

⭐And finally, well done to Jessica Streeter-Smith who won an individual Impact award, for her commitment to the mental health cause.

We are very proud of all of their achievements.

There are still a few packs of the Unravel game left – get in touch with team through Facebook or Instagram to purchase a pack for £12.99.

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School Meal Price Increases

Highland Council is increasing the cost of school meals from Monday 15th April. From then, meals will be priced at:

  • Primary School Meals: Increase from £2:30 to £2:40 per 2 course meal. This will apply to pupils in P6 & P7 until the full roll out of universal free school meals is agreed by the Scottish Government.
  • Secondary School Meals: Increase from £2:55 to £2:65 per 2 course meal
  • Adult Meals: Increase from £4:00 to £4:20 per 2 course meal.

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Developing The Young Workforce

This morning Kat and Mike from The Royal Navy conducted a Ready Steady Cook challenge for our S4 bakery and Skills for Work students. The students had 1 hour and 15 minutes to serve up chicken kiev with fondant potatoes and garnish, and a scrumptious sticky toffee pudding for dessert! Our budding chefs have a wider understanding of the roles available within the Navy, and the skills required to excel in logistics catering services. Well done students – your dishes were delicious!

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My Future Friday

For this morning’s, My Future Friday session we welcomed Ina from Courtyard by Marriott. Ina chatted about the roles available within the hospitality industry, and particularly the summer job opportunities for those aged 16+at the Courtyard by Marriott. With the hotel being near Culloden, many of our students were super keen to find out more information. Huge thank you to Ina.

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Developing The Young Workforce

On Tuesday we had the Katie from The Highland Hospice in, delivering a session on Event Planning to our S3 Administration Studies students. The session involved a little role play, which the students aced, and a discussion around the logistics of planning an event. Katie used the Highland Hospice raft race as an example of the administration required to plan, execute, and wrap-up a large scale event. Huge thank you to Katie

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Pi Day

To celebrate Pi day (March 14th – 3.14 in US date format) various classes across the Maths department took part in several activities related to Pi and Maths. Amongst the activities were Pi Chains, Pi-Kus, The History of Maths and finding our dates of birth in amongst the trillion known digits of Pi. Lots of fun and thumbs up all around!

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