Conservative Party Conference
On Friday 23rd of March Jamie Menzies, Andrew Irvine, Claire Ramage, Kate Dalzell, Hazel Jamison and Rachel Home attended the Scottish Conservative Party conference at Troon’s Walker Hall, where they met the Prime Minister, David Cameron.
They attended an exclusive question and answer time with him along with the other neighbouring schools. It was a great opportunity to meet the current leader of our government.
UK Maths Team Challenge
After a wet start, (the walk from the train station), the Prestwick Academy team of four arrived at Paisley University for the UKMT team challenge. The four pupils are selected from first and second year and included Amy Cairns (S1), Cameron Findly (S1), Andrew Shaw (S2) and Kai Skeock, after some team bonding on the train the team were ready for action.
With four exciting rounds: Group Competition, Crossnumber, Head-to-Head Competition and Relay Race, the group waited expectantly for the results. The team were overjoyed when it was announced they had come in 10th in this national competition.
Money Sense for Schools
‘MoneySense for Schools’ is a programme from The Royal Bank of Scotland that aims to support young people aged 11–18 in learning how to manage their personal finances.
A group of 100 S1 pupils were chosen to take part in the event which lasted the whole day on Tuesday 27th March. Throughout the day the pupils engaged in making their own business and working towards catering for an end of Summer dinner for the staff at Prestwick Academy. The pupils had to decide on a menu, costing, business cards, posters, entertainment and any other information they wanted to add which they felt relevant to their business. There were four groups who made it to the final and presented in front of judges (Gordon Bone, Mark Anderson and Lindsay Robb).
The winning team (Creative Catering) picked by the judges were Emma Brown, Amy Brown, Cailleon Convery, Caley Dalziel, Anna Waterston and Brooke Finlay.
This day was a huge success and there was a lot of positive feedback.
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