“We entered the O2 Appskool competition which was to design an educational but fun app as part of our S2 elective class in the Business Education Department: ‘The Apprentice’.
The winning team’s idea would be developed by O2 and launched on a live mobile platform, with half of the profits being split between the school and O2 Learn. We gathered together all our ideas and came up with “Build2Build” – a fun app which allows you to manage and create your own businesses.
We then sent our idea of our app to London O2 headquarters and after a few weeks of waiting to find out if we won, we got an email through saying we had been successful and had made it through to the top 5 in the UK.
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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.
Prestwick Fashion Show 2012
On March the 22nd, Prestwick held its annual Fashion Show to the enjoyment of all attending, and those taking part. Pictures and more information can be found on the Fashion Show Page under School Events.
Ayrshire Music Festival
Prestwick Academy School String Orchestra won the Bank Of Scotland Trophy at the Music Festival on Saturday night in Ayr Town Hall. Congratulations to all involved.
Specific congratulations to Laura Williamson, 2A3, who won her piano recital class and also to a quartet comprising Hazel Jamieson, Rachel Home, Katie Beadle and Mairi Watson, who won their class of String Ensemble and were graded outstanding in their assessment.
Both groups have been invited to perform at a final concert on Friday (23rd March) at 7pm in Ayr Town Hall. Tickets are £6 and available at the door.
SCOTTISH NIGHT SUCCESS
Members of Prestwick’s St Nicholas Ladies Golf Club and their friends were treated to a fun filled evening of entertainment when Mrs Elaine Morran asked a group of Prestwick pupils to provide entertainment at a Scottish evening which she was organising.
The guests were welcomed by Connor Hull on the bagpipes and enjoyed a selection of Scottish music provided by the Prestwick Academy Folk group.
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PRESTWICK ACADEMY CHARITY FASHION SHOW
Young Fundraisers at Prestwick Academy are holding a charity Fashion Show on Thursday 22 March 2012 to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, Young Carers, Kilmarnock Stroke Group affiliated with Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland, and the Katie Piper Foundation.
Fashion outlets Wish, McGregor MacDuff, Viva Menswear, Emporium, Electric Daisy, Witches of Prestwick, Lace Boutique and Debonair will all be on show and modelled by pupils and staff of Prestwick Academy.
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