11th May 2015

Barbarians3 Bellshill Academy- Rugby Champions of Lanarkshire
Bellshill Barbarians have had a great season and their recent outing to the Lanarkshire School’s Cup on Friday 24th April was a great opportunity for the pupils to showcase their talents. The Barbarians entered the tournament with an unbeaten record, so confidence amongst the boys was high. This was a key contributor to their success and was illustrated with a brilliant victory against Uddingston Grammar by a margin of 5 tries to 1. The boys’ determination and resilience in the following game against Whitburn highlighted the spirit of the team by putting three tries on the board to nil. Bellshill were in the final! The final was against Coatbridge High, who were formidable opponents with a great run of results. The game was very physical with big tackles by both teams followed by some great phases of play allowing for both teams to score. However it was Bellshill who came out on top with an emphatic 2-1 victory, winning the competition.

Following on from this success Bellshill Academy’s rugby team entered another tournament on Wednesday 28th April competing against schools from across North Lanarkshire. After victories over Coatbridge High (7 Tries-0), Dalziel High (5 Tries- 1) and Airdrie Academy (3 Tries-0) our team secured another 1st place. Winning the second competition in two weeks is an awesome achievement which is savoured by all who play, coach and support. The team look forward to preparing for next season aiming to maintain this high standard of rugby. A huge thanks to Mr Clark for coaching and inspiring our team.


photoXL Trip to Air Space
The third and fourth year XL groups from both Bellshill Academy and Cardinal Newman High School went on a joint team building outing to Air Space on Monday afternoon. The pupils had the Air Space centre in East Kilbride opened just for them and took full advantage of the dodgeball courts, basketball hoops and football goals. The young people spent 2 hours on the trampolines and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thanks to all the staff and pupils involved.

S6 Leavers’ Presentation
Congratulations and very best wishes to all of our students who are leaving the Academy this session. Our senior students hosted their leavers’ presentation on Friday 24th April and celebrated their achievements and ‘highlights’ through their own slide show. Our students have been a credit to the Academy and we wish them every success in forthcoming examinations and in their chosen careers.

Senior Student Leadership
All senior students are invited to apply for a position of responsibility as part of our senior student leadership team for next session. Application forms can be obtained from Mr Webb. Completed application forms must be returned before Monday 1st June 1014. Interviews will be held after study leave.

Bellshill Academy, Inter-house competition
Scores update
Current Standing
Arran House – 300 points
Iona House – 220 points
Lewis House – 140 points

Well done to Arran House but there is still time for Iona and Lewis to catch up.