Fifth and sixth year pupils at Arbroath Academy studying Higher managing environmental resources were visited by Tony Allan from the Arbroath office of the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA).
He spoke about many topical issues relating to the environment including SEPA’s main responsibilities and their current responsibilities within Angus and Dundee which involves speaking to the general public to raise awareness of how individuals can contribute to caring for the environment.
Of particular interest was SEPA’s role in meeting the Scottish Government’s target of renewable energies.
BOOK AWARD LAUNCH: This year’s Angus Book Award was set in motion with Arbroath Academy pupils in S2 being introduced to the three short listed books.
The launch began with a short description of what the Angus Book Award would entail for Academy pupils and how they would be involved, not only in reading the books, but in activities including designing alternative book covers and making their own animated films around the theme of the books.
The pupils were given the opportunity to look at some of the work from previous years’ Academy pupils which has given them the incentive to produce similar work of a high standard.
So, reading now begins in earnest until it’s time to vote for their favourite book in early May. The winner will be announced at an evening ceremony on May 20.