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The Aberdonian – Cults Academy through the years

Pupils get on board a school shuttle 
bus service that served the academy 
while an extension was built
Pupils get on board a school shuttle bus service that served the academy while an extension was built

Cults Academy pupils beam for the camera as The Aberdonian takes a step back in time to the eighties and nineties.

Schoolkids show off their musical skills with lunchtime recitals and concerts, while young thespians sink their teeth into shows such as The Dracula Spectacular.

Were you one of the pupils taking part in the It’s A Knockout competition or teeing off in the academy’s golf class? Or do you recognise some of the faces from your days at the city secondary school?

1993 – From top, Adam Reid, Alasdair Robb and Helen Skidmore excelled in junior public speaking
1993 – Kevin McQuillan and Kenny McLaren with items won in the Hydro-Electric Schools Challenge
1985 – Cults Academy’s answer to Band Aid – Elastoplast – giving a concert for 400 in the school hall
1992 – Academy pupils, with co-ordinator Evelyn McLaren, research hot topics of the day in health studies
1988 – The Cairn House team show off their trophies after their win in an It’s a Knockout event at the academy
1988 – Head teacher Raymond Dunphy, front left, joined in the dress-up celebrations for the school’s 21st anniversary
1980 – Cults Academy Choir members proudly display their first record release, an album entitled A Breath of Spring
1992 – The young cast of Guys and Dolls pose for a picture ahead of Cults Academy’s big production
1992 – Cults Academy’s Myrtle House team during the It’s a Knockout competition between pupils and staff
1992 – Members of the golf class getting to grips with the game are, from left, Fiona Davie, Lesley Lawson, Sandra McIver and Caroline McGill
1988 – Lilias Dow, left, and Lesley Black before their lunchtime recital in the Cowdray Hall
1991 – Anne Hood of Cults Community Council supervised the planting of 50 trees in the academy grounds
1989 – Getting their teeth into some pretty meaty parts during the dress rehearsal are the lead players in The Dracula Spectacular

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