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P7 Link Week
Prize Giving (pm)
Congratulations to the U15’s Football Team, the boys secured a win against Alford
Academy and won the Aberdeenshire Council Cup. Goals were scored by Jack McKeown,
Kyle Corbett and Conor Sibson. All the boys played really well and were well supported
by Tom Findlay, official coach for the final! Thank you to our sponsors, Raeburn
Christie and Rotary Club of Banchory-
S3 Boys Football Success
Project Trust is an educational charity specialising in sending school leavers on
lunchtime Careers Talk -
Banchory Academy won both Greenpower races last weekend in a competitiom at Alford Race track.The team have been developing and building the car over the past year, with mentors from the Banchory Rotary Club.
The pupils were amazing, working both as a team and for the team. Not only did we
win the event but we had the fastest pit stops, now rank 30th of of 140+ UK teams
and have been the only team to beat the reigning GTM team at Alford in over 5 years.
Many thanks to the team mentors:Chris Engel, Steve Engel, Chris Charnley and Keith
Roberts. Pupils involved:-
John Stuart Mill Cup Debating Competition
Congratulations to Banchory Academy pupils Cameron, Emma and Rishi who took part in the John Stuart Mill Cup Debating competition at St Andrews University last week.
Missing out on getting to the semi final, coming 2nd in their group with St Columba's
just winning by 11 points, the team presented a fantastic case on the rights of transgender
criminals to be placed in male or female prison where the charge was sexual assault.
The cases they discussed were picked at random and the topics were not easy ones
for relatively young people to discuss and handle. High School of Dundee were the
Pupil Voice Survey
The Banchory Academy Pupil Voice is trying to put together an anti-
Parent Survey Here
Pupil Survey Here
Pupil Voice Committee
Last day of term
S3 pupils Anna Marr, Anna Birch, Clara Bamford, Elsa Stutter, Emily Gilmour and Tamara Bradley represented Banchory Academy at the recent UN Sustainable Development Goals Conference held at the International School. The girls heard from speakers including Scotland’s Chief Marine Scientific Advisor, Professor Colin Moffat. They also participated in workshops considering the impact of our actions on those living in low income countries and on the rainforest, and considered some fun ways of reducing waste by ‘upcycling’. The girls hope to use some of the sustainability ideas other schools shared to make Banchory as environmentally friendly as possible.
All S2 pupils participated in ‘Democracy Day’ last week. They attended workshops delivered by the Scottish Youth Parliament’s outreach team who encourage young people to get involved in decision making. The pupils debated contentious issues such as prisoners’ voting rights and learned that votes at 16 only came about in Scotland because of young people making their voices heard. The Scottish Youth Parliament is currently in transition following elections in March (former pupil, Emma Holmes was previously your MSYP), but you’ll be able to find and contact the new MSYPs soon:
Staff vs Pupils Week 1st-
Do you think you have what it takes to compete against your teachers? This is your chance to show off your skills!
Sign up in the PE department if you would like to join the 'pupils' team for netball, football, badminton, volleyball or dodgeball!! You can sign up to more than one event if you wish!
All competitions will take place at lunchtime in the games hall and will only take up 30 minutes of your lunch break! Sign up and get involved!
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DoE Bronze Award Expedition
Congratulations to the Banchory Academy S3 pupils who completed their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award expedition this weekend. The groups completed a challenging two day walk, with an overnight camp, through Invercauld and Balmoral estates.
More information on how pupils can enrol for DofE for the coming academic year, and how parents can become involved, will follow soon.