This page is currently under construction for 2016-17 to show all wider achievement opportunities for pupils at Mackie Academy.
Each year a number of pupils decide to take a gap year before heading off to further studies or work. The school is lucky to be supported by the Kintore Trust which each year gives grants to pupils who are intending to spend their year volunteering.
In 2015 Hollie Smith was successful in gaining an award from the Kintore Trust and has recently returned from a year in Malaysia where she taught English. Hollie’s report of her year abroad and her learning experiences can be found below: