‘Day of Peace’ by Academy pupils

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MONTROSE Academy pupils will celebrate the United Nations Day of Peace with a concert on September 20, the day before the official event.

They will be supporting a non-profit organisation called Peace One Day, founded by Jeremy Gillies.

Peace One Day’s objective is to create a Global Ceasefire with a fixed calendar date - September 21.

The Montrose Academy Musical Association, known as MAMA, will hold the concert in the Montrose Academy hall, starting at 7pm. Tickets are £4 for adults and £2 for children. Montrose Academy welcomes everyone to come along to enjoy the show!

Montrose Academy is also having a short film screening at lunchtime in the library on the Day of Peace so that pupils can see what Peace One Day are doing in the world.

A poetry competition and Design-a-T-Shirt competition are being held to promote peace.

The concert is the Academy’s main event and involves a musical story about peace performed by pupils, a raffle to raise funds for Peace One Day, and an opportunity for competition winners to perform or collect their entries. The funds from the raffle will be donated to the organisation.

The organisers say: “Peace One Day is inspiring our year, and hopefully it will inspire you. To become inspired, please come along and save our planet.”

Academy News

Lost Property: A collection of lost property (glasses, wallets, jewellery, jackets, etc.) can be collected from the school reception office or the janitors’ office.

Tennis: Montrose Tennis Club welcomes any pupils who are keen to play tennis at the courts after school during the week, with coaching available for secondary pupils on a Saturday afternoon.

Touch Rugby: Touch rugby will be starting up again and will run on Wednesdays from 3.50 to 4.50pm on the skills area. All pupils are welcome to come along, males and females of any age and experience. All you need to bring is your outdoor PE kit.

Archery Club: The Archery Club will start on November 1 and will run every Thursday from 4pm–5pm in Montrose Sports Centre. Any pupils wishing to participate should give their name to Mrs Needham.

Ceramics/ Pottery Class: The pottery club has started again on Thursdays from 3.40 to 5.30pm. Any pupil who would like to try their hand at clay work, glazing and the potter’s wheel is welcome to join.

School Website: www.montroseacademy.angus.sch.uk

Dates for the Diary

Friday, September 29 – End of Autumn term.

Monday, October 15 – Pupils return to school.

Wednesday, November 28 – In Service Day.

Thursday, November 29 – In Service Day.

Friday, November 30 – St Andrew’s Day Holiday.