27th February 2014

 Malawi Team

The Malawi Team have made excellent progress in preparing for their visit to the country to work with disabled pupils. So far they have personally hosted a number of events such as gala nights, ladies’ nights, raffles and discos as well as helping with school fund raisers. Many of the students have managed to exceed their personal fundraising target and are going to use the extra cash to support causes when they get there such as child sponsorship, schools, orphanages, feeding programmes and the education of girls.

Support for Malawi Team from DHL

Liz Goldie, office supervisor for DHL, visited Bellshill Academy to make a very generous donation on behalf of DHL of £200 Let’s Shop Vouchers to the school’s Malawi fund raising appeal. The vouchers were raffled in the school to raise money for the pupil’s trip in June.

The picture show’s Liz Goldie presenting the vouchers to pupil, Aimee Gowrie.

Support for Malawi Team from Lodge

The Malwai Team in Bellshill Academy were presented with a very generous donation of £250 by R.W.M Brother Colin Gowrie(presenting cheque to pupil, Aimee Gowrie) and Lodge Treasurer Mr Robert Price from Lodge Woodhall St. John’s No 305. The pupils will use this donation to fund their visit to Malawi in June where they will work with disabled children and other community projects. Kind donation such as these will allow our pupils to not only help others but to have an experience of a lifetime

ESU Debating competition – Monday 24th February

Conner McCall and Aaron Clark, both S3 students, represented the school in the second round of the ESU Debating competition. There were six teams taking part. The boys were outstanding in their presentation, offering and handling Points of Information confidently and clearly. They were not even phased by the difficult task of speaking against one of the judges who stepped in for a team that had withdrawn at the last minute. The boys were very unfortunate not to be selected for the next round of the competition. Nevertheless they were a credit to Bellshill Academy and are already preparing for their next competition at Strathclyde University in April. Many thanks to Mrs Drummond (Teacher Support for Learning) for her ongoing support of the Debating team.

Senior FilmClub

This week’s film is The Fountain starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. 3.40pm on Thursday in Jura, all S4-6 pupils welcome.

Rugby 7s for S1&2 Pupils

The Academy is recruiting S1 and S2 pupils to take part in a Rugby 7s tournament to be held in the school on Wednesday 19th of March. Rugby 7s is a fast and furious game that tests fitness and toughness to the limit. It’s also enormously good fun to play and you’ll see it in both the Commonwealth Games and the next Olympics. Training sessions will be held after school on Thursday nights and if you would like to take part see Miss Corkindale in PE or Willie Davidson in The Learning Centre.

Lanarkshire Business Show 2014

A group of senior students are delighted to have been given the opportunity take part in Events Management at the Lanarkshire Business Show on Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th March.

REACH Programme

A group of S4 students who plan to study Law, Medicine or Veterinary Medicine will join the Reach programme to support their transition to University. Their first meeting will be on Wednesday 5th March.