Aberdeen Grammar Fundraiser

CHALLENGE COMPLETE  

We still need you!

We are fundraising money as we would like to give back to Aberdeen Grammar School. We want to raise money to support pupil wellbeing through participation in extra-curricular activities. More information is on out Just Giving Page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/aberdeen-grammar-school-senior-prefects

The challenge:

We wanted to challenge our whole school community to travel to New York in 4 weeks by running, cycling or walking a combined 5,189.08 km! Our challenge started on Monday 7th March and was due to end on Sunday 3rd April. however we are pleased to tell you that we have already reached our target with a few days to spare!!

How will the money raised by used?

Firstly, we have all agreed that through participation in extra curricular clubs offered at AGS, we have benefitted greatly and we want to help ensure pupils in future get the same or even better experience. Therefore all money raised will be used for 2 things:

Buy some of the equipment for a new Fitness Suite located in the ‘French School’ (which will officially become part of AGS in 2022).

Establish a Extra Curricular Fund. Club leaders will be able to apply for grants from this fund to buy new equipment or resources that will benefit current and future pupils. The fund will also be used to support pupils to participate where there may be barriers, for example financial.

Thank you!

Troy Hayton, Hayleigh Ironside, Ava Kennedy, Valyla Rodrigues, Callum Kelsey and Jonny Wiseman

School Captains 2021/22

EEP Robotics Challenge

A group of our Young Engineers travelled to Leuchars Station (Formerly RAF
Leuchars), to compete in the EEP Robotics Challenge Regional Heats on Tuesday 17th
May. The team had built and programmed an EV3 Lego Mindstorm to carry out
several challenges during lunchtimes as part of their extra-curricular club.
The day involved completing these challenges as well as a teamwork challenge.

The Team did very well to get to the heats and won the Teamwork Challenge,
impressing the judges on how well they worked together as a team – Well Done!!

As the competition was based in a British Army base and hosted by REME
(Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) they got a tour of the facility and
saw some of the equipment and machines in the various hangers. They also got
the opportunity to speak to the personnel about their roles in the Army.

OPITO Networking Event 24.5.22

In partnership with OPITO, TechFest is hosting a career networking event for all S6 students:
OPITO”s Career’s Networking Event. At this event S6 students will have an opportunity to attend a career networking session with industry professional volunteers and STEM Ambassadors where students will get a chance to connect with numerous volunteers and have the chance to:

  • learn more about potential career interests
  • gain invaluable skills needed for job interviews
  • begin to understand the importance of building your
    network, both in person and online

Date: Tue, 24th May, 2022

Time: 9:30AM – 2:30PM

For more details and to register, please see the attached flier. 

If you have any queries, please contact Sarah Chew at sarahchew@techfest.org.uk