Throughout last week pupils in all year groups had the opportunity to take part in a range of events as part of our annual Health Week. The week, which was organised by Mrs Anderson our PT of PE, was aimed at promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. Activities offered to pupils included Tae Kwon Do, dancing, fitness training, on-line safety, growth mindset, yoga and young driver safety. The week was a huge success and our thanks go to everyone involved.
Higher English pupils at Bellshill Academy were among a select few in Scotland to enjoy a special schools-only screening of the new ‘Macbeth’ on Wednesday 30th September; days before the film’s official release. The group of 25 S5 and S6 pupils travelled to the Cameo Cinema in Edinburgh where, in this converted theatre, they enjoyed their first experience of Shakespeare on film in what proved to be a gripping and exciting version of ‘The Scottish Play’.
Prolific children’s author Barry Hutchison (pictured with Abbie Thompson and Ethan Warrington) visited the Academy on Wednesday 30th September and entertained our S1 with a fast-paced and very funny insight into his writing. Barry has written over 70 books and read from two of them. The highlights, though, were definitely his memories of his childhood and how they inspire him to write books that are funny, thrilling and often scary. Barry’s books include The 13th Horseman and The Book of Doom and plenty of our pupils went away keen to read more of what Barry has written.
We were delighted to invite our Chaplaincy team to the school last week. The team held religious assemblies for all year groups and focused on the theme of ‘selflessness’.
The Bellshill Barbarians started this year’s campaign in style with a convincing win over Taylor High School. The team which consists of pupils from both ‘The Academy’ and Cardinal Newman looked to pick up from where they left off last season and with a strong defence and open running rugby, they managed to run in a number of tries with a final excellent score. In the spirit of the game, the two teams got together and played a mix up game. This offered a fine display of rugby and summed up the character of both teams and their passion for the game.
‘BIG PINK DAY’
Well done to everyone who participated in the ‘Big Pink Day’ to support those suffering from breast cancer! Thanks to the fantastic generosity of our pupils we managed to raise a massive £371 for Cancer Care Support. Also, a special thanks to all the senior pupils and staff who offered their help in the running of the day to make it a great success!
A reminder that all S1 pupils should be redeeming their FREE £10 voucher when opening their Credit Union Account in School. Collection day is every Thursday in Maths Room 27 during Morning Interval.