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YPI Final 2018

The Youth Philanthropy Initiative is a national programme connecting schools and charities, managed by the Wood Foundation for the last 10 years.  All S3 pupils have been involved with the YPI, where they research social issues and champion a local charity who is working in that area.  In small groups the students then create a persuasive presentation and compete for the £3000 prize from the Wood Foundation.  On Monday 30th April, 8 teams competed in the final at the Woodend Barn in front of their peers, charity representatives and parents.  It was an excellent event with 2 teams from each house speaking.  The charities represented in the final were Somebody Cares, NETCO, Friends of the Special Nursery, CLAN, Grampian Women’s Aid, SCILL, Maggie’s Centre and Turner Syndrome Support Society.  Congratulations to our winning team, Ashleigh Brown, Melissa Findlay, Anna Fletcher and Emily Peake representing Grampian Women’s Aid, whose creative and passionate presentation convinced the judges.  We wish you all the very best for the Kiltwalk in a few weeks’ time.  We want to thank Ben Strachan and Kazio Wilowski for compering the event, and our S3 musicians for entertaining us.  We are grateful to our judges Lady Helen Wood, Patricia Davidson, Bert McIntosh, Harry Finch & Gabriel McHugh.  Each of the finalists will receive £250 for their charity through Bert McIntosh’s generosity.  Lastly we want to commend our young people who have visited local charities and become involved with social issues they feel passionately about.  Click here to view photos from the event and here to read the programme

Activities Week 2018

This year’s Activities week has been hailed a success by all involved. Well done to all the pupils who took part in all the different adventures and many thanks to the staff for making it happen. Click below to view photo galleries from the different activities (more to follow)


Mountain Biking

Thrills and Spills

The Greatest Showman

Cruisin’ & Shreddin’

Across Scotland

French Odyssey

Land and Loch


Film Week

Tel: 01330 823357 //  banchory.aca@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

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Banchory Lawn Tennis Club Summer Camp

Tennis Lessons this summer at Banchory  Lawn Tennis Club, Burnett Park, Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July, Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August, Monday 6th to Friday 10th August, Monday 13th to Friday 17th August

 £60 per week for tennis club members, £80 for non- tennis club members (Payable by cash or cheque to: Pawel Ewertowski)

In order to sign up for the sessions, it is ESSENTIAL to register online at www.banchorytennis.net prior to the session .

CONTACT Club Coach: Pawel Ewertowski Mobile: 07929 241364

E-mail: ewertowski@btinternet.com



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Red & Orange

(6-10 yrs)


Green & Yellow

(10yr and older)

This month Woodend Barn is screening a series of fantastic LGBT films to celebrate Pride Month. They are giving away a limited number of free Rainbow Passes to young people (15-25) who would like to see these films and to participate in a workshop to plan their own mini LGBT fest at the Barn.

This project is created in partnership with Grampian Pride and is funded by Film Hub Scotland as part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network.

Click here for more information

Free Rainbow Passes @ the Barn

S1-S3 SKI TRIP 2019

This year’s trip is again to Courmayeur and will take place in January 2019, during S4-6 study leave. Any pupil interested should collect a form from outside Mr Nicoll’s office and return a deposit of £100 to guarantee a place.  The cost is £825 for skiing and £835 for boarding. The trip is open to students who have never skied or boarded before.

P7 Parent information Evening

For any parents of children currently in P7, moving up to S1 in August, who missed last week’s parent information evening, please click here for the presentation shown on the night.

If you require any further information, please contact the school office.

Junior Girls Football News

'Banchory Academy Junior Girls Football team played their first friendly fixture against Alford Academy last week! Although it was unfortunately a defeat for the girls, they all worked so hard on the pitch and played exceptionally well in the 20ᵒC heat! This game has prepared them for the next friendly against Aboyne in a couple of weeks! If you would like to join the team come along to training on Friday lunchtimes!'

Duke of Edinburgh News

Congratulations to our S4 pupils taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award this year.  Photographed are a group as they began their expedition this month at Glen Esk, their erstwhile leader is Adrian Ledingham.

Sports Day 2018

Congratulations to Ternan - winners of this years sports day - photos  and results to follow soon