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.
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.
ATLANTIC RISING CHALLENGE
In February, all S2 pupils had the opportunity to complete the “Atlantic Rising Project”, an Interdisciplinary challenge on Climate Change.
This project was run by the Geography and Modern Languages departments.
A major focus was employer engagement. Our pupils were fortunate to be briefed by representatives from the Ayrshire Joint Planning Board, EDF (Hunterston) and Strathclyde Renewables (a research department based in Strathclyde University).
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