On Friday 24th March, Ms Boyd of the Music department organised a Bingo Night in aid of Cancer Research. At the event pupils from the Academy performed musical pieces to entertain the audience. Overall the event raised almost £300 for Cancer Research. Well done to all pupils and staff involved for making the night a success.
Comic Relief – Red Nose Day 2017
On Friday 24th March Bellshill Academy pupils raised the phenomenal amount of £957 for Comic Relief. Pupils made and sold cakes, ran a sweepstake, organised ‘Guess the amount of sweets in the jar’ and had a full school dress down day. In addition to this, senior pupils hosted a charity coffee morning for the local sporting Memories Network Group. This is a support group for older men to encourage physical activity and reminiscence. Pupils organised, tea, coffee and cakes, a quiz, bowling, indoor curling and a balloon challenge for the men. Well done to all the pupils involved for volunteering their time and raising such a fantastic sum of money.
Duke of Edinburgh Silver Expedition
The Bellshill group joined up with the Cumbernauld community group and spent three days walking and two nights camping in the area. The group faced a very challenging first day and despite a few injuries and major blisters – every young person successfully completed the expedition and showed great determination when things got difficult. They were a real credit to Bellshill Academy and the Cumbernauld Community. Mr Snelling and Yvonne MacBean, who led the expedition, stated that they could not be prouder of the group for their efforts. They will complete their final expedition in early June. The Bellshill pupils involved were: Fraser Foye, Ryan McLean, David Galloway, Jack Ritchie, Robert Craig, Chloe Watson, Rachel Muir and Kimberley Crawford. Well done to all pupils and staff involved.
S4-6 Easter School
On Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th April, Bellshill Academy offered an Easter revision programme for students in S4-6 who will be sitting their National Qualifications in May. A large variety of subjects offered Easter revision for both National 5 and Higher pupils. This was a well-attended event. Many thanks to Miss Ainslie who organised the programme.
P6 Easter School
During the spring break P6 pupils were invited to the secondary school to take part in a three day Easter Transition Programme. This was a huge success with 27 pupils attending from our associated primaries. Senior school pupils volunteered their own time to help and led activities. Pupils participated in cooking, trampolining, relaxation, making an I-movie and badge making. The programme concluded with a trip to Fordell Firs outdoor centre where pupils tried an assault course, archery, 3G swing and grass sledging. Parents and pupils reported that they felt more prepared for the transition to secondary school. P6 pupils made new friends, got to know the school building and met some new school staff. Well done to all the pupils who took part and the senior pupils for their contributions.