Project Flame out won a corporate Award for regeneration at the award ceremony in Motherwell Civic on Monday 19th October. Flame Out is a Peer Education pack designed and delivered by young people in the Bellshill area. The pack has been delivered by the senior pupils to all of S1 and S2 within the school and will soon be delivered to P6&7 pupils over the coming months. Well done to all involved and a huge thanks to our Partnership officer Yvonne Macbean and Youth Worker, Jim Paterson for co-ordinating this fantastic project.
This was successful week and all pupils from S1-S6 took part in a number of Health and Wellbeing activities. Bellshill’s Tesco very kindly donated a large amount of fruit to the school in order to encourage youngsters to make healthier choices.
Wiseman’s Dairy also supported our Health Week and guests from out with the school took our pupils through a range of presentations and activities. Bellshill’s YMCA contributed hugely along with Tommy Boyle from ‘Winning Scotland Foundation’ and the Samaritans.
The school Captains and Vice Captains also supported a ‘Sporting Memories’ group from within the community which involved a group of gentlemen who suffer from various levels of Dementia. They participated in a coffee morning, Football Quiz, Carpet bowls and indoor curling. This was an enjoyable morning and a truly valuable experience for our senior pupils involved in working with our guests.
S2 Learning Day
During Health Week, S2 took part in a Mind-set Learning day. The event was presented by Miss Lafferty, Mr McGuire and Mr Linning and was popular with all S2 pupils. The pupils were fully involved in the activities, working in groups of four they learned all about how the mind-set we have can affect our learning. S2 worked extremely hard throughout the event and were able to provide the ‘recipe’ for a successful learner, tell us how you can train your brain to become more intelligent, and even come up with their own motivational quote. Well done S2! You really impressed us with your growth mindset.
XL have been very enthusiastic working on their enterprise topic. The group made Halloween sweetie pumpkins and sold then 50p each in the school. They carried out market research, made posters and made all the products. The group made a great profit of £42 which will be invested in their next Christmas Craft business. The group are also attending an Arts and Employability event on Thursday morning.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Group
The DofE group have been clearing out and painting the school basement as part of their volunteering section of the award. This area was full of furniture and old school equipment. The group have cleared the area and have now started painting. The basement will be used to store all of the DofE equipment.
Bellshill Academy is hosting a Christmas Market Evening on Thursday 10th December.