IMG_9148Bellshill Academy Celebrates National Art Success

Bellshill Academy pupil, Amy McGinty, collected an award at the Royal Scottish Academy last week after winning one of three regional prizes for West Scotland in the Schools Art Award 2016. S1 pupil, Amy, was presented with a framed certificate and a cheque for £150 by a representative from leading law firm, Brodies LLP, sponsors of the event.  This is the first year that the Art and Design Department has entered work in the Schools Art Award competition and staff in the department are delighted at Amy’s success with her Highland landscape painting.  Huge congratulations to Amy and her teacher Ms Coffey. (Pictured with Amy at the award ceremony)




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Proud Supporters of St Andrew’s Hospice

We are so proud of our St Andrew’s Ambassador, Caitlyn Sharpe (S6) for raising a fantastic £601 for selling Christmas badges. Caitlyn presented a cheque for this amount to Lucy Killean, Schools Liaison Officer for the Hospice. Lucy was delighted to receive the cheque and praised Caitlyn for this fantastic achievement. (pictured: Mrs Munro, Head Teacher, Caitlyn Sharpe, Lucy Killean)

Autism Awareness Week

As part of Autism Awareness Week in Schools, our Support for Learning and Inclusion Faculty have been offering a range of events to raise funds for the National Autistic Society Scotland.

  • For a £1 donation pupils and staff wore a pink, purple or white accessory to school on Friday 18th March.
  • Pupils and staff have bought ribbon badges to wear all week to show their support.
  • Pupils have been learning learn more about Autism at Tutor Time this week with a number of lessons and activities.

Careers Choices

All students in S4 and 5 have been meeting with the Pupil Support team and senior staff to discuss their career plans and select their courses for next session. Full details of all courses available are on the school website.


Cross Country Success

Last week 30 pupils took part in NLC’s Cross Country Championships held at Airdrie Sports Centre. This was the biggest group of competitors the school has had. We were delighted that Vhairi Munro, S1 achieved fifth place in her race which was no mean feat considering there were more than 100 girls running in her age group. It was a great day for the Munro family with her sister Rebecca (S5) achieving 12th place in her year group. Mr Clark from the PE department reported that all of our pupils had a great time and were excellent ambassadors for our school.

Easter School

All of our senior students have the opportunity to come along to our annual Easter School on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th April. A large number of teachers will be available to provide study and revision classes to help students prepare for forthcoming examinations.  Full details are available from Ms Ainslie.