24th October 2013

MALAWI TEAM – Fundraising Events

Our S6 Malawi Team have been working extremely hard on their fundraising efforts over the past few weeks. The team would like to thank our parents, pupils, staff and the Bellshill Community for the tremendous support they have given to a range of events which have included:

Our brilliant Talent Show (Photo attached) won by Lucy Nelson; our sponsored cycle around Millport and our bag-pack at Bellshill Morrisons on Saturday 12th October which raised almost £700!!!!

The team are already planning their next big event which will be a CRAFT AND VINTAGE WINTER MARKET in the Academy on Saturday 9th November

We are also looking for crafters, bakers and makers who wish to sell their homemade wares, which might include; baked goods, paintings, photographs, jewellery, candles, and other items. The market will run from 11am-3pm and all funds raised will assist our Senior pupils involved in the Malawi Project.

If you are interested in obtaining a stall, or require more information for yourself or a friend, please contact Miss McCormick in the Art and Design Department.

S1/S2 Inter-House Cross Country

Our Inter House cross country competition which took place just before the October holiday, was a great success. Everyone made a really good effort and the following pupils will represent the school in the North Lanarkshire Cross Country competition.


1st place – Lucy Foye 1st place – Ebrima Bah

2nd place – Jennifer Callaghan 2nd place – Blair Cole

3rd place – Sophie Reid 3rd place – Lewis Donnelly

4th place – Samantha Mulholland 4th place – Adam Elliot


1st place – Ellie Ramsey 1st place – Craig Burton

2nd place – Ellie Birch 2nd place – Lewis Newton

3rd place – Nicole Kilday 3rd place – Luc Zadok

4th place – Robyn Gowrie 4th place – Ruaridh Waddell

Work Experience

Well done to all of our S4 pupils who took part in Work Experience before the October Break. The feedback from employers has been very, very good and we would like to express our thanks

to the local businesses who offered work placements to our students, it was a fantastic experience for all involved.


House captains are currently supporting the poppy appeal by selling poppies to pupils during Tutor Time.

Library Resource Centre

We are delighted to welcome our new School Librarian, Ms Boyd to the Academy and are pleased to see that more and more pupils are making use of our Library Resource Centre during lunchtime and interval to study, reading or to borrow resources.

Refresh Club

Our lunchtime Refresh Club, run by Mrs Lavery, Miss Mitchell and our Chaplaincy team has started again for pupils in S1 and S2.


Rugby training has also resumed after the holiday week. Buses will arrive at the usual time after school on Wednesday and pupils who wish to join should speak to Mr Moore or Mr Davidson.

Gardening Club

The Gardening Club will meet on Wednesday 23rd October at 3.30pm outside the greenhouse. All are welcome.

World Peace Day

As part of World Peace Day pupils made 1000+ cranes to symbolise the innocent victims of war.