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I hope you will find this website interesting and informative.
Mrs. Lesley Watson
Moffat Academy News
Parent Questionnaire Stakeholder Survey
'Please find below a link for our annual stakeholder surveys - Parent Questionnaire. We are trying things a little differently this year and sending them out electronically. If you would prefer a paper copy please contact the school office. You will also notice that the questions are a little different from in the past as we have a focus on 'Equalities' this year. Your feedback is important to us. Surveys should only take a few minutes to complete. Thank you for your continued support.'
Naming the Fairtrade Beltie!
During Fairtrade Fortnight, Primary 1/2 won a competition where they had to name the Fairtrade Beltie. The winning name was (Moffat) "Toffee". The class decided to write to the Moffat Toffee shop to ask if they could kindly make a special batch of Fairtrade Moffat Toffee. P1/2 were delighted to receive a huge personalised jar of Fairtrade Moffat Toffee! In order to do this, they used Tate and Lyle Fairtrade sugar which helps 20,000 cane sugar farmers in 14 different countries. It was delicious! Thank you from P1/2 and Miss Henderson!
Large School Sports Award
Congratulations to the Moffat Academy Learning Support Department who had worked hard to develop a programme that allows pupils with a disability to take part in sporting sessions within the school and at events and festivals and gain from the many associated benefits. Click photo for more details.
Moffat Academy Pupils team up with the Beattock Station Action Group.
On the 31st of January 2018, 5 pupils from Moffat Academy – Emma Carlyle, Jodie Shannon, Hayley Drummond, Finlay Dowds and Matthew Macfarlane - attended a meeting in parliament with the Beattock Station Action group. The meeting was about delivering the views of the youth about the reopening of Beattock train station. The meeting was held in the main conference room with The Minister for Transport and the Islands, Humza Yousaf. The views were delivered in a PowerPoint and it was delivered well, as noted by the MSP himself. Hopefully this is another step forward into the development of Beattock train station. The day was enjoyed by each pupil and was a great experience too. Also present were representatives from The Beattock Station Action Group.
By Emma Carlyle
Alzheimers Scotland Dementia Friendly Award
Moffat Academy are on track to receive the Alzheimers Scotland Dementia Friendly Award. Last week some staff undertook a Dementia Friendly session with Rachel Byers from Alzheimer's Scotland and this week S5 & S6 pupils will also be visited by Rachel.
S1-3 pupils completed the Dementia Friends training as part of Heath Week last year and S4 pupils will receive training in the near future.
Thank you to Mr McCutcheon for organising the sessions and to Rachel Byers for teaching us ways for the school to work with the local community and support the people of Moffat diagnosed with dementia.
British Schools Gymnastics Championships qualifier success! Sunday 20th January
A group of Moffat Academy gymnasts braved iced and snow on Sunday 20th January to head up to Perth for the Scottish and British Schools Gymnastics Championship qualifier. All the girls put in outstanding performances and qualified for both events. This is the second year Moffat Primary gymnasts have qualified for the British Championships which will take place at Stoke-on-Trent in May.Well done girls!