Former Pupils

LEFT SCHOOL 2000-09
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Macdonald, Alexander

Left school in 2003.

Alexander is studying Computing at James Watt College. He would like to say 'Bye' to everyone especially 'Shakey Jake' (Craig Ballantyne). He will miss 'our wee smoke when going up to the bakers at lunch time'.
MacDougall, Kayleigh
Foreverkay1987@hotmail.com

Left school in 2005.

Kayleigh is studying for an HNC in Tourism at Ayr College. She says 'Hey to all' including Carolann, Mhairi, Amy, Angela, Shona, Sharon, Glen, Ashley, Nitram, Gazza, Cam, Armour, Ally, Lisa, Kirsty, Emma, and Joseph and hopes to keep seeing them all in the future. She also says 'Hey' to all the teachers - she will probably miss them in the years to come when she is thinking about the good old days. She says 'Good luck to all in whatever you are all doing and have a fantastic life!'
MacDougall, Ross

Left school in 2002.

Ross is studying Forensic and Analytical Chemistry at Kilmarnock College. Since leaving the halls of Ardrossan Academy, he has been missing everyone terribly, especially the Chemistry Department, who inspired his choice of career. Some might say 'they lit the bunsen burner of his ambition'.
MacFadyen, Shona
fiddlinshoz@hotmail.com

Left school in 2005.

Shona obtained an HNC in Music Performance from Lews Castle College, Benbecula Campus, Uist in 2006 and, in 2009, graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with a BA in Scottish Music. She is now at James Watt College studying for an NC in 'Supporting Learning Needs' and hopes to go on to the HNC course. When she graduates, she hopes to work with children with additional support needs like Autism etc. She would like to thank all her teachers for encouraging her, especially Mr Carr, who was a great Guidance Teacher !
Macfarlane, Carrie

Left school in 2002.

Carrie is studying for an NC in Social Care at James Watt College. She 'had good times at Ardrossan Academy'. She was there from 4-5th year. She made some really good pals for instance: Barry, Bryan, Jason and Jen, and of course the unforgetable Katie Campbell!
MacIntyre, Craig
macca737@msn.com

Left school in 2003.

Craig left school to go to the University of Sport in Australia to continue his swimming , He later left the university due to injury and urgent matters back home. He then joined the RAF where he completed his twelve weeks basic training and passed with top honours In Leadership Skills. He has now left the RAF and is a chef at the Lauriston Hotel in Ardrossan. He would like to say 'Hi' to all his old friends and hopes they are all doing well.
Mackinnon, Donald
donaldmackinnon@lineone.net

Left school in 2004.

Donald is studying for an MSci in Forensic & Analytical Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde. Donald says "School was great and he loved the teachers". He was Dux Boy in 2005. He works, part-time, in ASDA.
Marshall, Holly
0406869@abertay.ac.uk

Left school in 2004.

Holly is studying Social Sciences at the University of Abertay in Dundee. She is loving it ( especially the union ) but, to be honest, misses the 'old academy'. If anyone happens to read this, give her a 'wee email' and she will invite you up for a night out in Dundee! A word of warning though: do not expect the night life to be just as good as The Metro!!
Martin, Ashly
smartiemartie86@hotmail.com

Left school in 2004.

After leaving school Ashly had a place at Glasgow College of Building & Printing to do an HND in Graphic Design but, instead, decided to enrole at Reid Kerr College where she obtained an SVQ 2 in Hairdressing. This took only 6 months as she had a 'head' start due to her love of hairdressing - her hobbie! She is now a self-employed stylist with plans for her own salon. Ashly has become a keen snowboarder and even taken up figure skating with ash! She says a "Big Hi" to everyone who knows her.
Martin, Cheryl
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Left school in 2003.

On leaving school, Cheryl had a great time partying.
She now works in the Kandy Bar full time.
Martin, Lindsay
lindsay.martin@strath.ac.uk

Left school in 2005.

Lindsay is studying for an LLB Law at the University of Strathclyde. After graduating, she hopes to undertake the Diploma in Legal Practice at the Glasgow Graduate School of Law, and thereafter commence training to be a solicitor.
Martin, Peta

Left school in 2004.

After leaving school, Peta headed off to James Watt College where she gained an NC in 'Supporting Children with Special Needs'. Peta now works full time in the Hydro. She would like to say "Hi" to all her old school friends, and Mr Prasher. Peta can be normally found anywhere with bev and a dancer floor and with her partner in crime, Michelle Krynen.
Matthews, Conor
conor_matthews123@hotmail.com

Left school in 2009.

Conor is doing a full time NC course in Office Technology at James Watt College.
McAllister, Michelle
michellem@Isoplan.co.uk

Left school in 2004.

Michelle is working as an Office Assistant in Glasgow. She is also doing an SVQ in Business and Admin. Michelle admits that she was not the best behaved pupil but has now grown up and wants to apologise to all her teachers for her 'bad attitude and lack of attention in class'. She wonders if Mr Todd and Mr Wallace missed her when she left?
McBlain, Ashleigh

AshleighMcBlain@hotmail.com

Left school in 2005.

Ashleigh joined Debenhams PLC where she was employed as a trainee supervisor for four years. For two of these years she was in hospital critically ill ! She had commenced a degree at the University of the West of Scotland in January 2010 but had to drop out due to her continuing illness. She is now employed by NHS Ayrshire and Arran having taken up a new nursing post in the John Lynch Renal Unit at Crosshouse Hospital. She currently also works in Bronzant Tanning Studio.
McBlain, Kim
kimy_mcblain@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2006.

Kim studied Social Sciences for three years at James Watt College. She started studying psychology at Strathclyde University from 2011. She is a volunteer in the area of mental health and works in the care industry. She has great memories from school! When not working, she is happy enough to be out surfing and snowboarding.
McCallum, Gordon
gordyking@lycos.co.uk

Left school in 2001.

Gordon completed an HNC in Aeronautical Enginering at James Watt College. He then joined the Army Air Corps as ground crew. He has served in Nothern Ireland, Cyprus, Iraq and Canada. In 2004 he was about to do his Air Door Gunners coures then hopefully Pilots in the near future.
McCallum, Victoria
vic_mccallum@hotmail.com

Left school in 2002.

Victoria is studying Medicine at the University of Dundee. She lives in Dundee with two other flat-mates, one being Lauren Park. She says 'Hello' to anyone who remembers her and hopes that everyone is doing well.
McCann, Lisa
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Left school in 2006.

Lisa will be starting college in August 2007 to study for an HNC in Tourism. She is missing everyone from school and wishes she had never left because she is bored! She says 'Big HELLOS' to everyone that knows her!
McCann, Nick

nickmccann@mail2nick.com

Left school in 2001.

Nick now works as a DJ and Karaoke host in Ayr and, since returning from Spain, he has qualified as a Chef. He has a son (born 2007) and a daughter (due in March 2009). He is still trying to "Get that X factor deal..Ha Ha".
McClelland, Danielle

Left school in 2002.

Danielle obtained a Modern Apprenticeship in Business Admin at Jordanhill College. She has been working for Microcom, which assists people in gaining employment. She has also gained a modern apprenticeship in Business Admin. She would like to say 'Hi' to everyone who knows her and hopes you are all doing well.
McColl, Leah
leah_land_05@hotmail.com

Left school in 2006.

Leah is studying 'Health and Fitness' at Inverclyde Sports Centre. She is enjoying college very much, misses school but is glad she left to have fun out in the big bad world.
McColl, Sarah
sarahjmccoll@hotmail.com

Left school in 2006.

On leaving school Sarah moved to London, working as a waitress in a hotel. She has now moved back to Scotland and is currently living in Irvine. She is studying Accounts and working towards a degree. She would rather be at school because she misses all her mates. She would like to say a 'big hello', and 'thankyou', to Chris Morrison, Chris Giffney, Alan Wallace and Mrs Lee because she had such a laugh. She thanks all her teachers for putting up with her.
McColl, Scott William
scottmccoll1989@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2003.

Scott has been living in England since 2003. He is married with one "beautiful boy" called Kier. He has his own plant-hire company in London. He is "loving life and loving the money" his company brings in. He thanks all at Adrossan Academy and the others who also helped him.
McCormick, Sarah
lilsarahlou@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2004.

Sarah obtained an HNC and HND at Ayr College. She says "Hello" to those who knew her at school. She says "School life at Ardrossan Academy was like no other!".
McCracken, Stewart

Left school in 2003.

Stewart left school at the age of 16 to join the army. He is an infantier in the Royal Highland Fusiliers and has been to Cyprus, Jordan, Belize and Afghanistan. He plays rugby in the army but misses Ardrossan 'Super' Accies.
McCulley, Anthony

anton907@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2005.

Anthony has left the army is living in Manchester. He has a baby girl and is a head chef in a restaurant. He says 'Hi' to all his mates, especially all the 'Montgomerie Street Crew'.
McCutcheon, Ashleigh
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Left school in 2005.

Ashleigh really enjoyed her two years at Ardrossan Academy until she moved to Auchenharvie Academy. She has now been accepted by James Watt College to do Int2 Maths, Int 2 English and Higher Psychology. She would like to thank her Maths teacher Mr Hand for making Maths fun, enjoyable and easy to learn.
McGookin, Ian
ismcgookin@hotmail.com

Left school in 2005.

Ian is now living in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a constable in the New Zealand Police. He wants to say "A big shout out to all the lads" and "Hi" to anyone else that remembers him.
McEwan, Craig
craigsmcewan@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2001.

Craig obtained a BEng (Hons) Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the University of Glasgow. He is now studying for a postgraduate teaching course in Physics at Strathclyde University, which he loves!. The Royal Navy interest is pretty much gone after serving in the reserves for four years! He is still playing rugby for Ardrossan Academicals.
McFarlane, Chris

Left school in 2008.

Chris is studying Risk Management at Glasgow Caledonian University. His activities include banter, football, break dancing, consuming alcohol, drive bys with James Hodierne, kissing girls and maintaining/grooming his ginger facial hair.
McFarlane, Nicholas
nick_mcfarlane@talk21.com

Left school in 2001.

Nicholas is studying Forensic and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde. Most of his time is spent in the student union, in the Hip Flask or maintaining his huge sidies. His main interests are still football, women and Scrumpy Jack.
McGill, Emma

Left school in 2000.

Emma obtained an HNC in International Travel at James Watt College. She is now Cabin Crew, working for Ryan Air in Prestwick. She 'loves every minute of being in the air'. She does not really have time for socialising during the week but still enjoys a good drink at the weekends and loves catching up with people from school. If anyone wants to buy her a drink she won't turn you down.
McGill, Paula
xx_paula26_xx@hotmail.com

Left school in 2005.

Paula obtained an SVQ Level 2 in Admin. She now works with North Ayrshire Council as a Clerical Assistant in Childrens Outreach Services. She would like to say "Hi" to all her old friends and to Mrs Carr.
McGill, Scott
smcgill17@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2004.

Scott is currently working as a dairy herd manager at Sorbie farm in Ardrossan and hoping to move to New Zealand in years to come. He would like to say 'Hi' to all the people who know him and would like them to keep in touch. He would also like to say 'Thanks' to all the teachers who helped him to get where he is today - 'Cheers!'.
McGookin, Jenny

Left school in 2004.

On leaving School, Jenny got a job working in Hunterston Power Station.
McGookin, Robbie
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Left school in 2003.

Robbie obtained a BSc Computing at Glasgow Caledonian University. He is now taking time out before he goes into Honours - this will give him some time to prepare his project. He has currently been enrolled as Floor Manager of Auchinawa and has finally become 'awesome' at metal guitar !! Well done to Ardrossan Academy's Computing Department !
McGrath, Jamie

Left school in 2004.

Jamie is studying Hairdressing at James Watt College.
McKenzie, Brett
kenzinho_91@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2007.

Brett is studying joinery at Ayr College. He has fond memories of being with and meeting great friends, the banter playing football at P.E. and laughing at Mr Hands' stupid jokes. He would like to thank the teachers who taught him at Adrossan Academy and to wish them all the best.
McKenzie, Grant
gmac88@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2004.

Grant is enjoying Sports Coaching at James Watt College. He would like to say 'Hello' to everyone he went to school with and would like to hear from them all. He also says 'Hello' to Mr Mclelland - 'the best teacher in the school'.
McKenzie, Kylie
kk_mck2008@hotmail.com

Left school in 2007.

Kylie is studying Office Technology at James Watt College, Kilwinning. She is enjoying college very much, has met loads of new friends, but misses all her old class mates from school. She sends a "Big thanks" to all the teachers who taught her and "Best of luck to all! "
McKernon, Graham
grahammckernon@hotmail.com

Left school in 2006.

Graham is studying Medical Chemistry at the University Of Glasgow.
He spent the summer of 2007 in Barcelona with the University and is going to Argentina in 2008 for a full year to study abroad. He is loving student life and everything involved with it. He hopes to graduate then move abroad and work in industry making new anti-cancer and anti-HIV drugs, win a Nobel prize then bake cupcakes and feed them to the homeless!
Of school, he says "Miss Murry is a brilliant teacher and laugh". He would like to thank Mrs Wilson for giving him his "advanced chemical knowledge, Ha Ha".
McKinney, Hayley
hayley_2603@hotmail.com

Left school in 2006.

Hayley is studying for an NC in Education and Childcare at James Watt College. She is really enjoying this course which she thoroughly recommends - being out on a placement is amazing! Later she hopes to do an HNC in Education and Childcare, followed by a full time job as a nursery nurse. She misses all her friends from school and would like them all to stay in touch.
McKinney, Kevin

Left school in 2004.

Kevin went to Australia for 3 months after leaving school to do surfing. When he returned, he obtained an NC in Constuction at James Watt College. He is now studying to be a lawyer and would like to here from anyone who knows him.
McKinney, Sharleen

Left school in 2005.

Sharleen was studying 'Make-Up' at James Watt College but is going to begin the Police Access Course in August 2006. She misses everyone at school and all the laughs they had. She jokes that she will probably meet some of her old school friends again when she puts them behind bars. If anyone wants to get in touch, please contact Sharleen.
Mckinnon, Lisa

wee_yin_2k6loudnproud@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2006.

Lisa has obtained an NC in Engineering and is now studying for an HNC in Engineering Practice at Kilmarnock College.
She is enjoying not being at school but misses all her mates and all the good times they had together.
McLean, Mark
xxsexylad_18xx@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2005.

Mark has an NC in Office Technology and an NC in Computing from James Watt College and, in August 2007, he will be back there doing a 'Pre Entry to Nursing' course for 1 year. He then hopes to go to university in Glasgow for 3 years. He sadly misses Ardrossan Academy.
McLean, Naill
naill_mclean@hotmail.com

Left school in 2000.

Naill completed an HND Account and HONS Account + Finance at James Watt College and the University of Northumbria. He has since continued with his accounting studies and in 2011 became CIMA qualified. After working in Glasgow for Sanmina for 6 years, Naill is now working for Cairn Energy in Edinburgh in an analyst role. He currently lives in Falkirk with his wife and occasionally visits Ardrossan.
Mclellan, Joanna
joanna_666_85@msn.com

Left school in 2001.

Joanna has been working in Charles Alexander Hair and Beauty, as a junior, since leaving school. She has just qualified in Level 2 Hairdressing and is about to start Level 3. She says 'HI' to everyone that knows her!
Mclellan, Louise

Left school in 2005.

Louise obtained an NQ in Travel and Tourism at Kilmarnock College. She currently works at Glasgow Airport for ServisAir as a check-in agent ... and loves it. She is still going out with Iain Whannel, a former pupil.
Mclemon, Kevin

kev-siglo@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2000.

Kevin has an HND in Computer Software Development. He moved to Fife when he was 18 and got a job behind a bar. He also played rugby with Fife Lions - they were Scottish champs in 2004, 05, 06 and 07. He has moved back in to the Ardrossan area and is hoping to play for Ardrossan Accies again after recovering from injury. He has Managed Nightclubs in Edinburgh and Dunfermline and had a brief spell running Dunfermline Athletics Football Club's Training village.
He hopes that all his school friends are all doing well.
McLennan, Ally
blissful_ignorance_x@hotmail.com

Left school in 2002.

Ally is studying Biomedical Sciences at the University of Bradford. After slaving away for years in a stockbrokers in Glasgow, Ally finally decided to go to uni where she is "having a fab time". She wants to say "Hi" to all her friends and old teachers because she "misses them muchly" and she knows they all miss her too :-)
Mclennan, Glen
glender87@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2005.

Glen is studying motor mechanics at James Watt College Kilwinning. He would like to say 'Hi' to all the gang: Kay, Shona, Carolann, Mazy, Ashley, Lisa, Angela and Amy. He would also like to say thanks to all the teachers who helped him over the years and hopes for the best for everyone.
McLeod, Lauren
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Left school in 2002.

Lauren obtained an HND in Tourism at Kilmarnock, James Watt and Ayr Colleges. She got the opportunity to do her 'dream job' in 2005 - working as cabin crew with Excel Airways. In 2006 she went on to be a holiday rep in Faliraki, for her 21st birthday. Currently she is cabin crew with RyanAir and she hopes, one day, to see all her school friends on her flight!
McLeod-Kennedy, Lyndsay
0004283m@student.gla.ac.uk

Left school in 2000.

Lyndsay is studying Medicine at the University of Glasgow. She would like to say "Hi" to everyone who knew her. She thinks "life at uni is great and much better than school".
McLeod, Myleen
myleenm@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2004.

Myleen is studying Hairdressing at James Watt College where she has been 'Student of the Year' twice. She is also doing a sign language course at the three towns learning centre. She is engaged and has been with her partner Steven since 2004. She wants to say "Hi" to all the people from school that she liked, and an especially big "Hiya" to Mr Prasher.
McPhee, Danielle

Left school in 2000.

Danielle hated school while it lasted but she really misses it now and wishes she had stayed on. She would like to say hi to the people who know her or don't . She is 'on the bru' for the moment but heading off to college to study Beauty Therapy in 2002. So, if you know Danielle, you could pop in for a waxing or whatever.
McQuade, Laura

Left school in 2000.

Laura is at Jordanhill studying to be a primary teacher. She is "doing fine" and is "really enjoying uni life".
Mcquade, Leanne
leem25@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2003.

Leanne worked with Chemring Energetics for 8 years and now has a job in the drawing office within the E&T department. She has a little boy (born 2010) and could not be happier. She "Wouldn't change one thing". She is looking forward to bigger and better things.
McWhinnie, C.J.

Left school in 2000.

C.J. left school to persue an acting career. He/she was briefly working on a film project in L.A. only to find that, 6 months later, the budget was stopped and so was the film! From this experience C.J. decided to study law, as he/she was "sickened by the goings-on in the movie buisness". He/she swore an oath never to be corrupt and therfore to uphold the law and defend it in a courtroom. C.J. is currently studying Law at the University of Oxford. C.J. would like to say "Hi" to his/her most favourite teacher, Mrs Mayes. He/she "had never felt a tingle" til he/she met her. Says C.J. "Thank you Miss, you're the greatest and will always have a place in my beed bag".
Miller, Dasha
dasha.e.miller@gmail.com

Left school in 2007.

Dasha graduated with a B.Sc in Computer Science from Strathclyde University and an MA in Philosophy from Glasgow University. She now lives in London and works as an editor in Education publishing.
Mills, Rhion

Left school in 2005.

Rhion is studying Beauty Therapy at James Watt College. She says 'Hello' to all her friends, who remained real friends throughout hard times at school.
Milne, Brian
brianmi@youngscot.org

Left school in 2002.

Brian studied for an SVQ 'Level 3 Kitchen and Ladder' (the 2nd step of training to be a chef) at Kilmarnock College, Irvine Campus. When he finished college in 2004 he worked with Bupa Care Services in Arran View.  He has now left that job to work with Youngscot (National) with the SP@CE project based in Edinburgh.
Monaghan, Lee
monaghanlee@hotmail.com

Left school in 2006.

Lee is studying for an HNC in Computing at James Watt College in Kilwinning. He says a "Big shoutout to all the teachers" - he knows you miss him!
Moore, Ryan

Left school in 2005.

Ryan is studying Engineering at James Watt College.
Moorehead, Cheryl

Left school in 2005.

Cheryl is studying 'Childcare and Education' at James Watt College. She wants to say a big 'HELLO' to everyone who knows her. She is missing the laughs she had with her friends and some of the teachers, especially Ashleigh, Bob and Fiona! She is still working in the Metro and also still playing netball at Inverclyde even though the school team was the best!
Morell, Kerry
kerrymorell@hotmail.com

Left school in 2003.

Kerry is studying for an HNC in Tourism at Ayr College. She says 'Hello' to all the teachers and everyone who knew her.
Morgan, Stephanie

Left school in 2004.

Stephanie obtained an Admin Level 2 & 3. She is now a Corporate Support Services Assistant for Irvine Housing Association. She is young, free, single and loving it!! She says 'A big hello to all!!'
Morris, Scott
scott_morris_657@hotmail.com

Left school in 2006.

Scott is studying Media Studies at James Watt College, Kilwinning. He is working at the Seamill Hydro, is a proud member of the T.A. and is not missing school.
Morrison, Craig

Left school in 2001.

Craig works on a fishfarm and would like to say 'Hiya' to all the mates he left behind!
Morrison, Lyle

Left school in 2001.

Lyle is studying for an NC in Computing at James Watt College. He thinks that "College is great and it's nothing compared to school" so he "wouldn't even dream of leaving!" He likes hanging around with his mates and generally having a good time!
Morrison, Zoe

zoe_donnelly@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2005.

Married name: Zoe Donnelly

Zoe
lives in Irvine with her husband and their two little girls.
Muir, Rachel
rach_awfb1922@hotmail.com

Left school in 2007.

Rachel misses Ardrossan Academy and all her buddys. She misses Mr Prasher though she never liked him at school. She also misses Mr Bruce. She thanks all the teachers for "putting up with my rubbish".
Murdoch, Robert
mondahoops86@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2002.

Robert is studying for an HNC in Electrical Engineering Approved Electrician at Ayr College. He misses P.E. and is 'gutted that all these days are over'. Winning the athletics championships every time was a 'doddle' and he wishes he could do it once more! He hopes that everyone he knows is keeping well and says that, according to him, he is 'now officially the sexiest guy to attend Ardrossan Academy!'
Murphy, Carolann

Left school in 2005.

Carolann is studying for an NC in Office Administration at James Watt College. She would like to say 'Hey' to all her friends who are still at school (Kat, John, Fringe, Kyle, Bazza and Nicole) and to all her 'buds' who have left. She will miss you all.
Murray, Jennifer

jmurra35@caledonian.ac.uk

Left school in 2003.

Jennifer graduated, from Glasgow Caledonian University, with a 1st class honours in Psychology in 2007.
She is currently doing a Ph.D at Glasgow Caledonian University and "loving it". She hopes to follow a research and lecturing career after the Ph.D.
Jennifer sends a huge thanks to Dr. MacIntyre for his great teaching at Higher and says "Hi" to anyone that knows her - "Hope all's well!"
Murray, Yvonne

Left school in 2000.

Yvonne is studying Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University. She has met loads of new friends, and thinks that 'Cali has the best Cheesy Pop night around'. She is still doing Karate and is in the uni team. She recently won the Uni British championships and her team won the women's Scottish Kumite league.
Nash, Emma
el.nash1991@hotmail.com

Left school in 2009.

Emma is studying 'Broadcast Production' at the University of the West of Scotland in Ayr.
She is thoroughly enjoying her course but says that Uni has robbed her of every penny! She hopes to get a good job with the BBC - she was always taught to "aim high". She says "A Big Hello" to all her old teachers especially Mrs Browne and Mrs Howie.
Neary, Nadine
nadine_2005@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2005.

Nadine is studying for an HND in Business Admin at Langside College.
Neill, Shelley
shellx88x@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2006.

Shelley is studying for an HNC Business at Reid Kerr College. She sends a "Big Hi to all my friends from school and all the teachers who knew me"
Newall, Claire
clairexnewall@yahoo.com

Left school in 2003.

Claire is studying for an NC in Legal Admin at James Watt College.
She wishes she had studied harder at school and got better grades, but is now glad to be doing something to gain qualifications for the job she loves.
She lives in Saltcoats with her son Kelvin and her partner David who she has been with since 2003. She says "A Big hello" to all her "old buddies" at Ardrossan Academy and is still in touch with some of them. She also wants to say "Hi !!" to all her favourite teachers: Mrs Lane (Art), Mr Sutton (Art) and Mr Innes (English) - he was the best.
Newall, Vicky
clairemnewall@btinternet.com

Left school in 2003.

Vicky obtained an SVQ 2 & 3 in 'Food Preparation & Proffesional Cookery' at Kilmarnock College. She lives in Campbeltown, Argyll, with her fiance Chris. She has travelled all over Scotland studying for her chef career which she "totally loves".
Nimmo, Stacey

Left school in 2003.

Stacey is studying for a CareStart [Social Work] at James Watt College. She misses her old friends and the fun times she had when she was at Ardrossan Academy but she is glad to be away from the school!
Nixon, Charlene

Left school in 2006.

Charlene is studying for an NC in Sports Peforming at Inverclyde, Largs.
She says "A big hello to all my former classmates".
Charlene is now on maternity after having her little son Tee-Jay in 2008. She is still keeping healthy and ran the woman's 5k last month. She is going on holiday with her boyfriend Christopher Dickie.
Nixon, Laura

Left school in 2005.

Laura is studying for an NC in Advanced Health and Fitness at James Watt Inverclyde Largs Campus. She would like to say 'A big hello' to all her old school friends and hopes they are all doing OK? She also says 'Hello' to all her former teachers.
Norris, Chloe

rfcchik18@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2006.

Chloe is studying for an HNC in Childcare at Reid Kerr College in Paisley.
She has already passed her NC.
She would like to say "Hi" to everyone who knows her.
Norris, Gavin

bigshow@hotmail.com

Left school in 2008.

Gavin loved school as he could sleep in the classes. He usually sees his old chums in McDonald's or at the fishing club. Music was a big hit as he went on to play the banjo every Saturday at Saltcoats town. He wants to say a "Big Hi" to his fave teacher Mr Clunie. "What a 'ledge".
O'Boyle, Melanie
fobby58@hotmail.com

Left school in 2004.

Melanie obtained an HND in Marketing at Ayr College. "What a load of rubbish", says Melanie, "never do Marketing!" She now works as an Estate Agent in Largs, a job which she loves.
O'Neill, Rebecca

rebeccaoneill@btinternet.com

Left school in 2009.

Rebecca is studying for an M.Chem in Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde.
Oliver, Yvonne
yvonneoliver1@live.co.uk

Left school in 2001.

Yvonne did not like school at all because she got bullied all throughout her time there. She did like some of the teachers. She has been in and out of training placements but never had a job - she thanks all her bullies for that. She was bullied so much that she could not concentrate on work or anything else. She now has a son who is her "world" and makes her so happy. "That is all I need", says Yvonne.
Orderley, John
jonnyord@hotmail.com

Left school in 2002.

John is studying Nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University. He lives in Glasgow and is loving it! He enjoys nights out, rocking in the cathouse and plays drums in his band. His favourite teacher of all time was Dr Oats ......... "A legend !"
Oxburgh, Stephen

Left school in 2006.

Stephen is studying for an M.Sc. in Applied Physics at the University of Strathclyde. He hopes to do Medical Physics one day, possibly after a Ph.D. He does not miss school at all but is glad he "stuck in" though, as uni is better than school!
Park, Jenna

Left school in 2002.

Jenna obtained an NC in Child Care at James Watt College. She is now working in Tree Tops Nursery, which she really enjoys. She would like to see a 'Big Hi' to everyone who knows her.
Park, Lauren
Lollyp1985@hotmail.com

Left school in 2001.

Lauren obtained a degree in Community Education at the University of Dundee. She lives in Dundee with her boyfriend. She works with young people with behavioural problems full time now. She loves her job and is so glad she got the above degree. She still misses her home town and hopes everyone is OK. She still fancies Mr carr although she has not seen him since 2002!
Paterson, Ewan

Left school in 2009.

Ewan obtained a City and Guilds in Mechanical Engineering at Reid Kerr College. He is now working as a mechanic for the family business at Parkhouse Garage Ltd. He also carries out car sales and other investments for the business.
Paterson, Leigh

Left school in 2000.

Leigh persued a career in the army when he left school. He is currently based in Cattrick serving with 8 Transport Regiment RLC. He joined as a driver and gained all his licences but, as time passed, he changed trades to a PTI (physical training instucter). He has been to Bosnia, Kosavo and Oman. When he leaves the army in 2002, Leigh is planing to join the fire service, or maybe becoming a fitness instructor or some similar job.
Paton, Carly

Left school in 2000.

Carly is studying Air Traffic Control at The College of Air Traffic Control in Bournemouth. She hopes that all her friends are 'having a great time' and asks them all to 'keep in touch'.
Paton, Jenny
jen_p17@hotmail.com

Left school in 2000.

Jenny is studying 'Film and Media and Philosophy' at the University of Stirling. She is not missing school much but enjoys sitting around watching films all day- much more fun!
Paton, Stacey
Paton17@hotmail.com

Left school in 2003.

Stacey is studying Nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University. She works part-time at Ayr Hospital at the weekends for 'extra cash'. When she gets the chance, she likes to catch up with friends and go to the gym.
Patrick, Alan

Left school in 2002.

Alan is an apprentice at GE Caledonian, a company in Prestwick which overhauls aircraft engines. He is studying Mechanical Engineering at kilmarnock College full time for first year. He still plays football for Tass under 18's and enjoys going to the Metro at the weekend. He says 'Hi' to everyone who knows him.
Patterson, Stuart
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Left school in 2007.
Stuart is working in McDonald's and the Lauriston hotel part time. He is also going door-to-door cutting people's grass. He is a Hamilton season ticket holder and goes to a few 'away' games as well. He would like to say "Hello" to all his friends from school, and a big "BOO" to all his haters. "Ha! Ha!"
Peters, Alexis
lxspeters@yahoo.co.uk

Left school in 2002.

Alexis obtained an NC in Travel and Tourism at James Watt College. She would love to hear how everyone is getting on.
Peters, Greig
greigpeters0210@yahoo.co.uk

Left school in 2007.

Greig obtained an SVQ Level 3 at Glasgow College of Nautical Studies. He travelled the world in the merchant navy but is now "stuck in sunny Scotland" enjoying himself.
Pettigrew, Ashley
ashleyp24@hotmail.com

Left school in 2004.

Ashley is studying Risk Management at Glasgow Caledonian University. Ashley says "Uni is mince. Stay in school folks, they'll give a degree to anyone these days! Hey-Ho to Bruce, Barr, Martin, Boab and Kirk. Legends never die!!'
Pfeiffer, Daniella

Left school in 2000.

Daniella obtained an LLB in Scots' Law at the University of Glasgow. On graduating, she undertook her advanced Diploma in Criminology and Legal Studies.
She is now working with the Crown Office and Procurators Fiscal Service as a Procurator Fiscal Depute. She is really enjoying her job as a Fiscal but does not like prosecuting people from school!
She asks all who know her to please stay in touch!
Plenderleith, Mark
sandrag182003@yahoo.co.uk

Left school in 2000.

Mark left school to join the army when he was 16. He left the army in 2003 and now works for the Royal Bank of Scotland, employed by Reliance Security. He is hoping to join the police force in the future. Mark met his "wonderful" fiance, Sandra Gibbs, in February 2003. They are planning to be married some time soon. At the moment his life is great and he "couldn't be happier". Anyone is welcome to contact him.
Pollock, Judith
jude242@hotmail.com

Left school in 2001.

In April 2006 Judith was studying for her finals in Software Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, totally 'skint' and looking forward to starting work in September 2006 - purely for the money and not having to work weekends!
Porter, Ashley
ashleyporter87@yahoo.co.uk

Left school in 2004.

Ashley is going to university in September 2005 to study nursing. She would like to say 'Hi' to everyone in her year and hopes they are all doing well. She misses everyone and asks that they 'Keep in touch!'
Porter, Claire
claireporter23@yahoo.com

Left school in 2000.

Claire obtained a B.Sc (Hons) degree in 'Fashion and Textile Design Management' at Heriot Watt University. After university, she went to New York to work for a fashion designer and gained valuable work experience. She now lives in Buckinghamshire and works in London, designing for Topshop, Next, River Island and ASOS.
Purves, Laura
mavis_2k5@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2006.

Laura studied Photography for two years at Carnegie College, although she has decided she would like to keep that as a hobby. She currently works with a holiday company and is loving it. She has worked in France for two years and is now running her own campsite for the company ! She hopes to go to Italy in 2012 and go on to study 'Travel and Tourism' during the time she has in Scotland over the winter!
Quinn, Hayley
hailz_q@hotmail.com

Left school in 2005.

Hayley obtained an SVQ level 2 in Admin. She would like to say 'Howdy' to all her old pals!! She really misses school, especially 6th year!!
Quinn, Kaylee
xkaylee666x@yahoo.co.uk

Left school in 2000.

Kaylee obtained an SVQ Level 2 Business Admin and is now working as a clerical assistant with North Ayrshire Council - Educational Services. She is working towards an SVQ Level 3 Business Admin. She would like to say 'Hiya' to everyone who knows her and to all the teachers.
Quinn, Ruby

Left school in 2005.

Ruby obtained a Level 1/2 Hairdressing at James Watt College. She worked in Farmfoods where she got an SVQ Level 1/2/3 in Retail.
She has had various jobs since then, including Excell, Wescot and Asda. She is now a carer and mother of two handsome boys. She still lives in sunny Saltcoats! She loved Ardrossan Academy and had good school friends. Unfortunately she does not see them any more but hopes they have achieved eveything they wished for.
Rae, Mark
mark.rae21@ntlworld.com

Left school in 2002.

Mark obtained a National Certificate in Sports Performance at James Watt College. He is now working in Aberdeen on the rigs but will be joining the RAF in the summer of 2006 as a military police officer. He is engaged to Alison Banks who is also a former pupil. He thanks Mrs Lamont - he was in her office so many times for getting into trouble but the seats were 'very comfy'. Mark says "Hi" to everyone and to all the teachers in the P.E. department - "you were all great".
Reid, Alison

alireid_2004@hotmail.com

Left school in 2008.

Alison obtained a BA in 'Film and Media' at the University of Stirling. She is still "singing away" with the National Youth Choir of Scotland and Scottish Opera.
Reid, Blair

Left school in 2001.

Blair is studying for an NC in Mechanics at Kilmarnock College.
Reid, Brian

Left school in 2002.

Brian is studying for an HNC in Childcare and Education at James Watt College. He can be found in the Metro along with LJ - he usually has to race him to the Turkish.
Reid, Craig
craig0006@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2002.

Craig is enjoying playing full-time football for Glasgow Celtic at reserve team level and is hoping to play first team football in the near future. He says that 'Playing football everyday is far better than sitting in class, listening to the nagging teachers!' He would like to say 'Hi' to everyone that knows him, and to keep in touch.
Rhodes, Maxine
wwfjwc@yahoo.co.uk

Left school in 2000.

Married name: Maxine Berry

Maxine is studying 'Social Care' at James Watt College.
She has one daughter, born in 2002, and likes clubbing, swimming and ten-pin bowling.
Rice, Kaiyliegh
lil_angel_kai@msn.com

Left school in 2003.

Kaiyliegh is studying for a BA in Education and Social Services at Jordanhill College. She is a registered childminder and works as a Supply Nursery Nurse for the council. She is still working in Peacocks.
Riley, Laurie

Left school in 2005.

Laurie is studying for an HNC/HND in Animal Care at Barony College, Dumfries. She wants to say "Hi to everyone from school!" She misses school occasionally but says that "College is brilliant"
Robertson, Patrick
p.robertson.05@aberdeen.ac.uk

Left school in 2005.

Patrick graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a B.Ed in Primary Education. He is currently working as a primary school teacher at Robert Gordon's College in Aberdeen and is studying for an M.Sc in Enhanced Professional Practice. He says "All the best everyone!"
Robinson, Andrew

abinson1987@gmail.com

Left school in 2005.

Andrew studied for a BA in Arts and Social Science at the University of Strathclyde. He went on to study for a BA (Hons) in Politics. Most people knew him as 'Binson' and you either hated him or loved him, but he didnt care. He now lives in Australia. He says 'Hi' to all the lads that he hung about with - school was actually not a bad time in 6th year. His favourite teachers were Mr Quigley, Dr Oates and Miss Murray.
Robinson, Debbie

debbie.robinson21@yahoo.co.uk

Left school in 2009.

Debbie is at James Watt College. She says "Hi to everyone". She goes to Hazeldene.
Robinson, Leanne

leanneaaustin@yahoo.co.uk

Left school in 2000.

Married Name: Leanne Austin

On leaving school Leanne went on to study Childcare at college before becoming a duty manager at the Lauriston Hotel where she met her future husband, John Austin. They got married in April 2006 and had a beautiful boy, Coby, in October 2007. By 2016 she has had two more children, Blair and Brooke, and is now studying at UWS for a BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care. Leanne would like to say "Hi" to anyone who remembers her.
Robinson, Scott
scottrobinson279@msn.com

Left school in 2006.

Scott is studying 'Construction' at James Watt College. He would like to say 'Hi' to everyone. He misses being at school.
Rolley, Fraser

Left school in 2001.

Fraser is studying for an HND in Social Sciences at James Watt College. He enjoyed every minute of his time at Ardrossan Academy, esspecialy prom night .... what he can remember of it! He was top goal scorer in the football team for two years running, including two cup finals apps, under the ledgendry Srg Syme!
Rooney, Gemma
wee_sexi_gem@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2008.

Gemma is studying Barbering at Clydebank College. She says "Ardrossan Academy is the best school ever".
Rugg, Lauren
lauren11@hotmail.com

Left school in 2001.

Lauren has just Left college and is now working in Hunterston power station. She hopes to do another course with British Energy. She would like to say a big 'HELLO' to all her old school mates and everyone else who knew her.
Russell, David
rusty_1873@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2005.

David is now living in Belfast. He works in finance for a global company. He would like to thank Mr. McClelland and Ms. Boatman for their hard work and support!
Russell, Dawn

Left school in 2002.

On leaving school, Dawn went to college and studied hairdressing for a year. She then left and moved to Nottingham where she got a full time job working in Powergen and was promoted to manageress. In the evenings, she was studying at home doing a course in Business Administration before getting excepted into Nottingham Trent University on an awards ability scheme to study Law, as well as doing a night-time course in English Literature. Besides studying, she also enjoys going to gigs, getting piercings and tattoo's, going out with friends and coming back to Scotland to visit friends and family.
Savage, Toni
tonis0609@hotmail.com

Left school in 2006.

Toni studied 2 Year Hairdressing and 2 Year Social Care at James Watt College. She has a daughter Ruby, born in 2013, and is now working as a full time mum. She would like to say "A massive love you" to her brother William Savage who also attended Ardrossan Academy.
Savage, William

Left school in 2001.

After leaving Ardrossan Academy, William joined the British Army where he served for Great Britain and Scotland before moving on to the Royal Regiment of Scotland where he became a corporal in the Royal Highland Fusiliers. Unfortunately William, known to his friends, family and workmates as 'Sav', was tragically killed on 30 April 2013 by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. He is well missed by family and friends. He was a father-to-be, a husband, brother, son, nephew, cousin, uncle, friend, godfather and hero. He will be sorely missed.
Scaramuzza, Deborah
debzscaramuzza@hotmail.com

Left school in 2000.

Deborah was in class 2.06 until she moved back to Glasgow. She wants to say "Hi" to Catherine Sadler and John Mcarthur!!!
Scott, Alex

alexjmscott@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2007.

Alex is studying for an M.Chem in 'Chemistry with Materials' at Heriot-Watt University.
He has "still not had any lecturers to beat the best Ardrossan's got to offer!" He is still into music, if not as organised as before. He is in the university choir. He is trying to learn several different instruments in parallel!

Alex says "Hello to all, and a particular Ni Hao to the China crew." Any time you are in Edinburgh, feel free to drop him a line.
Semplay, Louise
lousemplay@tsfnet.com

Left school in 2003.

Louise was quite a 'brain-box' at school and left with 6 Highers, 2 Intermediate 2's and 8 Standard Grades. She worked in a clothes store in Glasgow for 3 years but felt that she needed a change so she decided to become a teacher of Computing Studies. In August 2006, she will study for an HND in Information & Communication Technologies at Glasgow Metropolitan College. She will then apply to Paisley University to study Computing Science and go to Teacher Training College to start her new career! She wishes everyone a very sucessful life and, to all the first year just starting the school, she says "Be aware - Miss Semplay might be there in a few years time!"
Sillars, William

Left school in 2002.

William is studying P.E. Studies at James Watt College. He is enjoying his time at college as it is a lot different from school. He misses his friends and 'the old teachers' that he got on well with.
Sinclair, Elaine

Left school in 2003.

Elaine is studing Social Work at James Watt College. She is hoping to join the police force in 2005 when she has completed her NC Social Work course. She also wants to say a 'Big Hello' to all her old friends. She misses all the laughs she had with them.
Sinclair, Kirsty
moonlightbab@hotmail.com

Left school in 2003.

Kirsty initially joined Strathclyde Police upon leaving school, however changed direction to Social Work. After completing a BA (Hons) Social Work, Kirsty is employed as a Children and Families Social Worker with Aberdeen City Council. She has realised how easy school was. She would like to thank Mrs Clark and Mrs Lamont for all their support and nudges over the years. She is now using much of their advice to help the young people she works with in her current role.
Sinclair, Leah
Leah2k7@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2005.

Leah is studying Computing at James Watt College. She would like to say a 'big hello 2 every1 @ ardrossan' and thanks all the teachers for their help.
Sinclair, William

Left school in 2001.

William is married and living in the Philippines in South East Asia. He is currently a Second Officer for BP and enjoying it immensely. He says "A big hello to all staff and pupils (past and present) at Ardrossan Academy".
Skeoch, Donna

cupcake14@live.co.uk

Left school in 2005.

Donna obtained an HNC in 'Childcare and Early Years Education' at James Watt College. She says "Hey" to everyone she used to "hang out with at school" including "The Beach Crew". She is also sad that her Academy romance did not last.
Smith, Ashley

 

Left school in 2005.

Ashley is studying for an M.Sc. in Advanced Computer Systems Development at the University of the West of Scotland (Paisley). She greatly misses her early years at Ardrossan Academy. Though her later years had a "lot of ups and downs", she has become who she is today, because of Ardrossan Academy. The teachers she misses most are Mr Sutton and Mr Clark.
Smith, Daniel
danielsmith2000@hotmail.com

Left school in 2000.

Daniel studied Computing Science at the University of Glasgow and then went on to do Teaching at Jordanhill in Glasgow He likes windsurfing, sailing, mountain biking and most things outdoors.     
Sneddon, Darren

Left school in 2000.

Darren joined the Army. He has served in Northen Ireland, Cyprus, The Falklands and finally IRAQ, where he spent 5 years taking part in an 'oparational deployment'. He now joins the Foreign Legion Special Forces in France. He says a '"Big Hi" to anyone who knows him.
Speirs, Nikki

Left school in 2001.

Nikki is now an Air Stewardess for Thomas Cook Airlines where she really enjoys being a member of the Cabin Crew. She did not like school and was glad to get away but she now misses it 'a wee bit'. She would like to wish everyone that is joining the school in the future, and everyone who is currently a pupil there, all the very best for the future and a happy life.
Stell, Alison
guardianofsector7@gmail.com

Left school in 2002.

Alison studied at the universities of West of Scotland and Strathclyde where she obtained a BA (Hons) Digital Art & 3D Animation (specialising in Web Design) and a Postgraduate in Community Education (specialising in Youth Work).
Steven, Christine

emmy-1@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2003.

Christine went to James Watt College but left in search of a job when she found that it was not much of a challenge. She now works in the George Department at Asda in Ardrossan.
Stewart, Colin

Left school in 2000.

Colin has moved to Dunfermline where he currently plays rugby for Dunfermline colts - he moves up to the seniors in season 2002-03. Soon, he is going to apply for a job in the Police.
Stewart, Erin

erin_stewart24@yahoo.co.uk

Left school in 2003.

Erin completed an HND in Marketing at the Central College of Commerce before carrying on to complete an Honours Degree at the University of Paisley. She has since completed a Management Trainee scheme and is now an Assistant Manager for Carlton Bingo, with hopes of one day becoming General Manager.
Stirton, Jenny

jenn_stir@hotmail.com

Left school in 2003.

Jenny obtained an HND in Interior Design at James Watt College and, in 2008, she graduated with an Honours Degree in Computer Aided Design at the University of the West of Scotland. After a year at NACCO she moved to Aberdeen to work for Weatherford and is now studying for her HND in Mechanical Engineering.
Strachan, Angela

Left school in 2005.

Angela is studying for an NC in Office Admin at James Watt College. She would like to say "Hi" to all her mates: Amy, Shona, Kay, Carolann, Mhairi, Glender, Dana, Ashley, Sharon, Ally, Cam, Gary Martin and the other Gary, Lisa and Kirsty. She also says "Hi" to all her old teachers. She is "glad to be away from the school but might miss it as the years go on".
Strain, Chris "Strainy"
strainy_boy_69@hotmail.com

Left school in 2005.

Chris works for BT as a modern apprentice. His pastimes include boozing and ravin.
Sutherland, Lisanne

Left school in 2000.

Lisanne is studying for a BSc in Applied Plant & Animal Science at the Scottish Agricultural College, Auchincruive Campus, Ayr. She's having a great time away from school and can't wait to get back together with everyone. She wants to say "Hi everyone (yes, even the teachers)!!"
Swanson, Amanda
Weemandii16@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2006.

Amanda is now studying Social Science at university to gain a psychology degree to be a child pychologist. She is now a sessional youth worker, a mentor for young children, an aftercare worker and also works in Newlook. She misses Mrs Howie as she always had faith in her getting into uni ... and now she has!
Taylor, Kerry

Left school in 2001.

Kerry is studying Childcare and Education at James Watt College, Kilwinning. She wants to say "Hi 2 everyone who kent her. She is the wee mad dafty who wiz mad fur Clerky".
Taylor, Laura
laurataylor9@hotmail.com

Left school in 2000.

Laura is studying 'Secondary PE Teaching' at Liverpool's John Moores University. She is really enjoying university and is still partying away! Liverpool is "great and is brilliant for a good night out".
Thomas, Kevin

Left school in 2000.

Kevin is working for HMG at the Ministry of Defence base in Beith and he "aint missin' school at all"! He "bets all the teachers are missing him" though !
Thompson, Bryan

Left school in 2001.

Bryan qualified in 2007 with an HND in Mechanical and Marine Engineering. He is currently an Engineering Officer of the Watch in the merchant navy, working with a London based company called Trinity House . He loves his career and, travelling worldwide, he has seen some amazing places!
Thomson, Leighan
merd3n0ms@aol.com

Left school in 2002.

Leighan has studied Art, Graphic Design and Photography since leaving Ardrossan Academy. She decided to do some amateur photography and has made a portfolio of photos and designs over the past few years. She is now working and currently doing a degree in Psychology which she hopes to turn into a career.
Tifferson, Winston
wt2k5@hotmail.com

Left school in 2007.

Winston obtained an HNC at James Watt and Ayr colleges. He wishes all his school mates "Good luck in life".
Tjaden, Tania

Left school in 2000.

Tania was only at Ardrossan Academy for about 7-8 months but really enjoyed it. She is currently doing an HNC in Health Care and hopes to be a nurse or join the Ambulance Service as a Technician.
Toner, Dale
daletoner@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2009.

Dale got a job as a result of going on a training course. He is going to college to study Social Care.
Townsley, Lyecia
loopyshash90@hotmail.com

Left school in 2006.

Lyecia is currently Working In Sullivans in Saltcoats but going to James Watt College in August 2009 to sit her Highers. She says "She really should have stayed at school!" She misses everyone from school though she still sees some of them.
Waddell, Ian
Snakebite_89@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 2005.

Ian is studying 'Computer Games Development' at James Watt College. He had some of the most fun and boring times of his life at school but he was glad to move on to college to learn more - "like at college they have maths and numeracy".
Walker, Kirstyann

Left school in 2003.

Kirstyann studied Childcare at James Watt College. She enjoyed her time at Ardrossan Academy. She liked all the teachers - they were all good. She misses the school now. She lives in Glasgow and is getting married some time soon. She can be contacted on FaceBook at bigannie2009@live.co.uk
Waugh, Danni
wind-crest@live.com

Left school in 2006.

On leaving school, Danni attended James Watt college where she studied Social Sciences. She then moved to America in May 2008, and returned home in 2011. She is now living in Ayr and is attending Ayr College studying for an HNC in Media Analysis & Production. She has recently begun her own photography business.
Webb, Grant
head_rush03@hotmail.com

Left school in 2005.

Grant is studying Computer Science at the University of Strathclyde.
Welsh, Stephen
steve_1967@hotmail.com

Left school in 2004.

Stephen is studying for an HNC in Web Development at James Watt College. He wants to say "Awryt" to all his mates from school and to Mr Crawford in P.E.
Wilson, Allan

Left school in 2002.

Allan is studying Physics and Maths at the University of Strathclyde. He would like to say "Hey to all the staff of Ardrossan Academy". To be in the class of every teacher was an experience he will always cherish. He especially sends his love to Fiona Dalziel - his childhood sweetheart, and remembered to his best chums as 'Mr Floppy'.
Wilson, Louise

Left school in 2003.

Louise is studying Forensic & Analytical Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde. She is enjoying her course and loves the chemistry as always. She lives in Bargeddie, just outside Glasgow, with her boyfriend. She still has the odd night out in The Metro. She wants to say 'Hey tae everyone!!!' She is 'Missin school loads'. She advises current pupils to 'stay on it's the best fun ever, much easier at school!' She would like anyone who knows her to get in touch.
Wood, Chris

Left school in 2000.

Chris is studying architecture at the University of Strathclyde. He is loving every minute of university life and looking forward to moving up to Glasgow next year. He still works in the Waterside Inn and goesjumpin' and jivin' on Friday nights with his work mates at the local mad house. Yes, you've guest it: The Metro.'
Woods, Mary
marywoods86@msn.com

Left school in 2004.

Mary obtained an SGA in Social Sciences at James Watt College and a B.Sc in Mental Health Nursing at the University of the West of Scotland. She lives with her partner in Glengarnock and is hoping to emigrate to Australia. Life at Ardrossan Academy was the best years - she misses it very much . However, she still keeps in close contact with all the girls and not much has changed on that front.
Wylie, Charlie

Left school in 2001.

Charlie has been stuyding in Glasgow since 2001 and has been offered a place in Sunderland Uni to study for a BA Drama degree. Travelling America is still one of the best experiences of his life so far - he had some amazing times with fellow pupils Carly & Chris Mulvey! He has also been keeping himself busy with auditions and shows. So far he has appeared in newspaper ads, music videos, a Lloyds TSB CD and has landed a small part as a slave in a war film. He hopes all his friends from school are "doing good and goodluck in the future".
Wylie, Julie-Anne

Left school in 2000.

Married Name: Julie-Anne Bryers

Julie-Anne obtained an NC and HNC in Hairdressing at Reid Kerr College. She loved school but the best part of her life is now. She is married to a wonderful man and has three "stunning" kids. She is working part time now. To everyone who knows her, she would like to say "Hi".
Young, Stuart
youngy_the_ate_punter@hotmail.com

Left school in 2003.

Stuart is studying Computing at James Watt College. He says that 'Ardrossan was a great school. The teachers were excellent at their job. All staff made you welcome and helped you if you needed it'. He misses school especially the P.E department.
Zikmann, Michelle
mzikmann@gmail.com

Left school in 2001.

Michelle completed a degree in Graphic Design at Glasgow Caledonian University in 2005. She does commissioned artwork on a part time basis and is currently in the process of building a website to support the demand. Watch this space! Her full time job sees her Managing the Marketing function of an Instrumentation company in Glasgow. She loves her job, not just because of the people but, because she has the chance to be creative day after day. She still misses the 6th Year class of 2001 and wishes everyone all the very best!