Arts festival showcases work of pupils

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Last week the ninth annual Arts Festival was held at Girvan Academy.

A sell-out show, the Arts Festival showcased the work of talented pupils throughout the school and included an art exhibition, music performances and dance performances from pupils ranging from S1-S6.

The show began with music performances consisting of brass band, wind band, burns poems and a whole lot more. The second part of the night showcased energetic dance performances from pupils of all year groups and special guests ‘Go Dance’ and included a mixture of Highland, contemporary and theatrical dances. The audience were thoroughly entertained, clapping their hands and tapping their feet along to the performances. A big thank you to all performers, backstage crew and staff involved that made the Arts Festival a roaring success.

Our Fabric and Fashion pupils got the opportunity to attend Dumfries House for a textile workshop organised by Future Textiles.

Glasgow Clyde College (Cardonald Campus) have been developing a series of textile skills based workshops to be delivered in the stunning grounds of Dumfries House and our S3 pupils enjoyed a textile workshop where they designed and constructed their own aprons with applique pockets.

The PE Department and our S3 Social and Vocational Skills group have been organising the “Race to Rio” event in the school. This is a whole school interhouse event which gives all our pupils the opportunity to compete for their house group. Each house competes against one another to run/row/cycle/walk from Girvan to Rio de Janeiro. The house with the greatest distance achieved will receive house points for their efforts.

Currently pupils have achieved; Penkill, 64,835 metres; Glenapp, 143,845m; Killochan, 199,128m

Business is going well at Girvan Academy with our S3 Business Enterprise group making a profit of £500 this year. Last term their business venture was the 2016 Local Calendar. This term the pupils made Easter Gifts. They produced a cup with an Easter design filled with a chocolate egg. These proved very popular in the school. The Pupils donated £100 of the profits to the Back-Up Trust charity.

A Group of our senior pupils organised a fundraising day for The Fisherman’s Mission. All pupils were very supportive to the day and the senior group raised £400 and got a large amount of food donations.