Mackie Academy Alumni
This page illustrates some of the work and projects our ex-pupils are involved in once they leave Mackie Academy.
THE KINTORE TRUST AWARDS
The Kintore Trust Awards began in 1986 and are intended to provide financial support to students who need this for travel abroad for educational purposes. Part of the purpose of the award is to allow pupils of Mackie Academy to meet other students from overseas during their trip abroad. The awards are made on the basis of a rigorous application process with final decisions made by the Board of Trustees. The normal limit is £3,000 each year in total. Individual projects are preferred by the trustees as opposed to group travel.
In 2015-16 the Kintore Trust Award was made to one individual, Hollie Smith, who travelled to Malaysia to teach for the academic year. Hollie’s report of her experiences can be found here.
In 2016-17 four ex-pupils – Matthew Ogden, Alexander Evison, Isla Davis and Sophie Pacitti – were worthy recipients of £750 each to support their gap year activities.
Matthew taught in China and his report can be found here.
Alexander went to Botswana and his report can be found here.
In 2017-18 three ex-pupils – Aoife Aitken, Callum Pethick and Craig Smith – each received £1000 to support their gap year activities.
Callum worked with Project Trust in Nepal and his final report can be found here.
Craig spent a year in the USA furthering his education and his final report can be found here.
In 2018-19 two pupils – Kirsty Lawson and Emma Buchanan – each received £1500 to support their gap year activities.
Kirsty spent a year with Project Trust in China and her final report can be found here.
In 2019-20 one pupil and one member of staff each received £1500 from the Kintore Trust. Andrew McGillivray put the support towards his gap year in Senegal with Project Trust whilst Mrs Kathleen Quinn, ASL teacher, put it towards her four week summer placement in Africa as part of the Global Learning Partnerships Programme with the Wood Foundation. A report on Mrs Quinn’s experiences can be found here.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic no awards were made for the 2020-21 session. We hope to renew the process for 2021-22 with our S6 year group.