Battle of Loos

Remembering the brave Dundee soldiers who took part in the Battle of Loos,

29 September 1915.

 Morgan - 5th Co Black Watch v 2

Morgan Academy staff and former pupils,  5th Co. Black Watch

 

 Morgan 5th Co Black Watch Inspection by Sir John French

Inspection of 5th Co. Black Watch, by Sir John French

Kayla Robson

kayla

Congratulations, Kayla.

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http://www.the courier.co.uk/news/local/dundee/dundee-girl-s-noteworthy-effort-wins-design-competition-1.889592

Hugh’s picture

Help needed to name the pupils in this photograph sent by a Canadian FP.

Hugh's pic 2

 S4 1954/55

Back row: ?,           ?                Graham Stark,  Robert Henderson,  Graham Alexander,  Gordon Milne,             ?

Front row: Andrew Braid, Thomas Stanhope, Edward Callaghan, Pat Ross, ?, ? Ian Walker, Hugh Cox, Frank Galloway.

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Annual membership

Just a quick reminder that Annual Membership of £10  is due for renewal in April.

Setting up a Standing Order Mandate is a very convenient way to ensure your membership never lapses.

Bank of Scotland Account Name     Morgan Academy Former Pupils Association

Branch Code    80 – 05 – 80

Account No.     00119888

Thank you for your continuing support.

School Trip to USA

School Trip to USA, October 2014

Over the October holidays a group of senior pupils and 5 staff embarked on the educational trip of a lifetime to the USA. The trip was organised and led by Mr Thompson in Modern Studies and was supported by Mrs Geddes, Mr Davidson, Mrs Low and Mr Boyne.

The trip was an immense success and the pupils can now rightly claim to be a credit to their school on a worldwide scale. The 8 day visit was centred in Washington DC and New York and included day trips to Alexandria and Gettysburg. Highlights included the White House,the US Congress and the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial in Washington

New York highlights included the UNioted nations, the Statue of Liberty and the 9/11 at Ground Zero. Many other visits to historical building, monuments and places were crammed into an action packed trip.

Mr Thompson would like to thank MAFPA and the Alexandria Twinning Association for providing funding for the trip hoodies which helped to keep the pupils visibleand safe , but also brought about a greast deal of interest and discussion from locals keen to engage with pupils and staff.

Meal proportions may have been huge in the USA, but the pupils burned the calories by walking somewhere in the region of 50 miles, with a half marathon being completed in just one day in Washington DC!

All in all it was an experience the pupils will never forget!

Images of the visit can be seen on Instagram by searching for Morganmodernstudies.

Afternoon Tea

Former Pupils’ Afternoon Tea

Last year as part of an  MAFPA fundraising event, a bidding war took place among FPs attending the 125 Celebration Dinner, to win a prize of Afternoon Tea in the Rector’s Office – the winner paid well over £100 for the privilege.

This took place on 24 January 2015 with seven former pupils and one guest given a guided tour of the school by the Rector followed by Afternoon Tea in the Rector’s Office. Catering was provided courtesy of Mrs Linda Allan, also a former pupil. All of the guests had a very enjoyable afternoon and commented very positively on the excellent condition of the interior of the school after over 10 years in use since the rebuild. They were particularly impressed when they considered that over one thousand use the building on a daily basis on weekdays during term time. They were also very impressed with the quality of the pupil and staff displays on the noticeboards as they moved round the school.

This was an enjoyable afternoon and very worthwhile considering that this event was part of a fundraising venture that resulted in the FPs  making a generous donation of £10,000 to the school fund which has allowed us to purchase a new minibus.

The new minibus should be with us around Easter although the exact date has still to be confirmed.

 

Extract from Morgan Academy Weekly News-Sheet  No 21, 26 January 2015