40 pupils and staff from Bellshill Academy were fortunate enough to bag themselves some tickets for the last game of the season at St James’ park. The game was anything but close and the underdogs won a fantastic match (5-1) with pupils describing it as ‘a shocking result’. The trip was a great success and our were commended on their ‘excellent behaviour’ and attitude at the game by a fellow PE teacher from Dalkeith. He emailed the school to report to Mrs Munro – ‘your pupils are a credit to your department and your school’. A huge thanks to Mr Clark for organising the trip and to the pupils for their outstanding behavior.
Creative Writing Club
Bellshill Academy’s creative writing club for adults– Friends of Fitzgerald- meet at 6.30 pm on Monday evenings during the school term. Our aim is to produce individual Short Stories which will be part of a compilation that we will sell for Charity- while having lots of fun along the way. If anyone is interested, and everyone is welcome, the group will restart after the summer break.
Many thanks to Mr Maguire for organising and leading the Club throughout the session.
Visit to Cambuslang Fire Station and Training Facility
The recognition of the success of Project Flame Out has been highlighted again. The project was funded by the community safety sub group who wanted to lower the level of wilful fire raising in the Bellshill Area. Bellshill Academy Home School Partnership Officer, Yvonne MacBean and Youth Worker, Jim Paterson joined forces to work with a group of 30 young people aged 12-17 to develop a learning pack. This is being delivered by young people to other young people to heighten the impact of the fire prevention message. The young people involved took part in a Fire Reach course during the February half term holiday and have worked on the programme both during and after school. The pack in now being delivered to first and second year pupils in Bellshill Academy and Cardinal Newman High School. The pupils involved were rewarded with a tour of the Fire station and training facility in Cambuslang on Tuesday 10th May. They received certificates from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Area Manager and were presented with a Quaich for all their hard work. The young people have shown true dedication and team work, they have grown in confidence and are now spreading this positive message across their local community. Congratulations to all young people involved.
The 3XL group in Bellshill Academy have worked hard to raise over £250 with their enterprise projects. They made and sold products during the school year for various events including Halloween and Christmas. The group chose to donate £100 of this money to the Bellshill Academy school fund. With the remaining funds they organised a well-earned trip to Airspace in East Kilbride on Wednesday 11th May. Well done to all pupils involved for their hard work and determination.