Easy Fundraising

Easyfundraising

As we start the run-up to Christmas this is a good time to remember it’s possible to raise funds for Trinity Academy whenever you shop online. When you shop the easyfundraising way with one of 3,143 shops and sites, they give a commission for your purchase. Easyfundraising turns that into a donation and give it to your good cause. Easy!

If you’ve not already done so, head over to easyfundraising, register, select Trinity Academy as your good cause and start raising funds for the school — it costs you nothing!

Review of the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006

Adult assisting student

It has been 10 years since the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 introduced Parent Councils to ensure parents can be fully involved in their children’s schooling. The National Parent Forum of Scotland is carrying out a review into the impact, successes and failings of the act the associated framework on involving and engaging parents.

There are separate online surveys for:

The surveys close on 31 October and provides an opportunity to give feedback to the Scottish Government on what we think of parental involvement, our experiences  and issues, and suggest ways of dealing with them.

BBC School Report Blog

BBC school report is a BBC run initiative in which they give schools, like Trinity Academy, the chance to allow their pupils to act and behave like journalists. In the project pupils are given the opportunity to plan,write and deliver their own reports on events which are happening around the world and in their communities.

A group of S2 pupils supported by the school have created a blog where they are reporting on world events, including the Great British Bake Off moving to Channel 4. You can read more on their website.

Gardening Club

Gergana Daskalova, a 4th year student at the University of Edinburgh, has been been working with five enthusiastic S1 students (Ben, Cleo, Eilidh, Hannah and Niall) on Trinity Academy’s allotment space in Victoria Park.

The group was established to encourage pupils to get involved in gardening and science outside the classroom and they are learning about allotment management and how to grow food in a way that is good for the environment, urban wildlife, and the local community.

They have created a blog with the title Trinity Gardening Club documenting their gardening adventures.
They are proud of their contribution to the Victoria Park Community Garden and keen to share their hard work and enthusiasm with the school community.

You can also read more about this from one of the students, Ben Liddall 1A1, on the school website.

Reading with dyslexia

 

Dyslexia - animated GIFVictor Widell’s website is designed to give visitors some idea of the experience of reading with dyslexia. The letters within each word on the site are scrambled and moving around erratically, and you can only read each sentence if you slow down and focus.

Dyslexia Scotland provide resources and links on their website for those needing advice and guidance on dyslexia-related issues in Scotland.