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TITLE
Inverness Royal Academy Sixth-year Geography Class, 1960
EXTERNAL ID
PC_ROYALACADEMY_019
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
Inverness Royal Academy
ASSET ID
29940
KEYWORDS
schools
education
classes
lessons
Inverness Royal Academy Sixth-year Geography Class, 1960

Pupils seeking University entrance and similar qualifications finished their Leaving Certificate examinations by the end of March but were required to complete the school session up to the end of June. As a result many activities were arranged for pupils could occupy themselves with through the summer term.

For some years in the early 1960s, sixth-year geography pupils at Inverness Royal Academy built scale relief models of local landscapes, or the continents of the world, under the Head of the Geography Department at the time, Mr James H. Johnstone (second from right). Here pupils are completing a relief model of the Great Glen and Strathnairn area. The models could then be used as teaching aids in the classroom.

Mr Johnstone served for many years as the school's careers master, advising fifth and sixth year pupils about job opportunities and university entrance requirements. He was later to become Depute Rector, serving in this capacity until his retirement in December 1989.

(thanks to Robert Preece for this information)

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Inverness Royal Academy Sixth-year Geography Class, 1960

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1960s

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Inverness Royal Academy

Inverness Royal Academy (photographs)

Pupils seeking University entrance and similar qualifications finished their Leaving Certificate examinations by the end of March but were required to complete the school session up to the end of June. As a result many activities were arranged for pupils could occupy themselves with through the summer term. <br /> <br /> For some years in the early 1960s, sixth-year geography pupils at Inverness Royal Academy built scale relief models of local landscapes, or the continents of the world, under the Head of the Geography Department at the time, Mr James H. Johnstone (second from right). Here pupils are completing a relief model of the Great Glen and Strathnairn area. The models could then be used as teaching aids in the classroom.<br /> <br /> Mr Johnstone served for many years as the school's careers master, advising fifth and sixth year pupils about job opportunities and university entrance requirements. He was later to become Depute Rector, serving in this capacity until his retirement in December 1989.<br /> <br /> (thanks to Robert Preece for this information)