Aboyne Academy pupils are exploring the new Scottish education system. We have interview
the rector of Aboyne Academy, Mr Jowett and got his opinions on the changes to subject
choice and the new exams.
Pupils also gave their views about the new curriculum. They speak about the limitations
of only taking six subjects and the benefits of the new exams.
Maria Walker, Director of Education spoke to us about her decisions regarding the
changes and what happened leading up to these changes. We have tried to find out
as much as we can about our future education.
Reported by: Matthew, Crawford, Seoras, Jemima, Josh, Brianna and Rebecca
Scottish Animal Welfare
Animal welfare is an issue of importance to us. We investigated Belwade Farm, a place
which supports horses and spoke to people about their opinions on the recent horsemeat
scandal which would have begun with animals being treated badly. Photographs courtesy
of Belwade Farm.
Reported by: Catherine, Lucy, Hannah, Leah and Freya
A very inspirational local musician, Paul Anderson, came to share his passion and
enthusiasm about traditional music with us.
Reported by 2.2
Our report focused on the current Scottish Independence situation. We learned about
the history of Scottish Independence.
We interviewed Nanette Milne MSP from the Scottish Conservative Party and Maureen
Watt MSP, a member of the Scottish National Party, to hear their opinions on Scottish
The referendum voting age may be be reduced from the previous age of 18 to the age
of 16, giving young adults the option to voice their opinion on a subject which will
affect their lives in the future. We interviewed some pupils from our school to hear
what they had to say.
Reported by Sarah, Merryn, Emily, Louise, Rachel, Lauryn and Maria
Aboyne Academy Sports News
Athletes face many pressures, especially with competitions like the Commonwealth
Games coming up. Both Laura Murray and Kathryn Christie are aiming to qualify for
the Commonwealth Games and represent Scotland.
These inspirational figures have recently been joined by Catriona McGregor who has
led the Champions in School project. Catriona is a pistol shooter. We hear from some
pupils who are involved.
School in sport is a big issue with all the focus on healthy living. Mr Arthur provides
Welcome to our 2013 BBC school reports. Click on the pictures to view our interesting
reports and interviews.
Mountain Rescue report with Mr MacInytre. “This winter has seen many problems in
the hills and mountains in the Highlands of Scotland. Due to the heavy snow, there
have been many accidents in the hills. Local mountain rescue teams members provide
some insight and advice about safety in the mountains.