Pupils make school days a best seller

Clockwise from bottom left, Amy Galloway, Aimee Cargill, Sophie Smith, Katie Skinner, Nicola Goodman, with English teacher Gemma Casey
Clockwise from bottom left, Amy Galloway, Aimee Cargill, Sophie Smith, Katie Skinner, Nicola Goodman, with English teacher Gemma Casey

A GROUP of budding journalists from Auchmuty High have just put the finishing touches to a special commemorative school magazine.

The unique publication has been completed ahead of the closure of the original school building and the move to the new multi-million pound campus complex in August.

And the pupils responsible for its creation are now hoping the townsfolk will support their efforts as the magazine goes on public sale this week.

The magazine features a collection of old photographs, including sports teams, former staff, old and new buildings and interviews with current and former staff and pupils.

Teacher Gemma Casey who oversaw the project was quick to praise the hard work and dedication that the pupils had put in.

She added: “The idea of creating a school magazine originated from Katie Skinner and Nadine Allan who were editors and who carried it forward to other pupils.

“Due to the new school building, the elective group thought it best to produce a one off commemorative magazine to celebrate the past 56 years of the ‘old building’ and including interviews with former staff and pupils, sports team photographs, a tour of the building in photographs and former pupils’ art work.

“The 22 strong group worked in smaller groups on all different aspects of producing a magazine, from writing articles, advertising and promotion, to the layout .

“S6 pupil Adam Melville was in charge of having the magazine printed and had the brilliant idea of having it distributed amongst our feeder primaries, where it has been a huge success.”

And early sales figures suggest the publication is being well received.

The commemorative magazine is on sale now priced £2.50 and only available from the Auchmuty school reception.