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Groupcall Xpressions -
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At Banchory Academy the outdoor learning programme runs 1 day a week over the school year and involves a variety of experiences and skills for personal, social, emotional and skills for work development. All the young people involved in the outdoor group have been working towards the explorer level of the John Muir environmental awards scheme, taking part in forest, conservation and enterprise activities as well as horse riding at Horseback UK near Aboyne.
This successful group have also been awarded a £500 grant for their prize winning video entry in a competition run by Grow Wild to transform an outdoor area. With the award, a wildlife garden has now been created in the school grounds (near Community) where the group will be ending a fantastic year this week with a garden party. Take a look at what the outdoor group have been up to each week on their ‘Outdoor Learning’ page.
Last Day of Term
Sports Day 2017
Congratulations to Ternan, this years Sports day house winners.
Individual winners as follows:-
Minor Boys: Tom Findlay
Minor Girls: Isabella Thomson
Junior Boys: Innis Hay
Junior Girls: Kate Strachan
Intermediate Boys: Lewis Mackinnon
Intermediate Girls: Rachael Steven
Senior Boys: Jack Banfield
Senior Girls: Claire McGarvey
Click here to view photos of the day
This summer, Mr Parton is riding from John O’ Groats to Lands’End (a total of 901 miles!) to raise money for the Royal Stoke Radiotherapy Department who treat people with Cancer. If you would like to sponsor him, visit Mr Partons page ‘Virgin Moneygiving’ website here
Mr Parton gets on his bike for charity…
Robert Louis Stevenson Writing Competition
Six students were invited to the Robert Louis Stevenson writing competition and workshop at Edinburgh Napier University. They produced creative or reflective pieces based on a Stevenson theme. The students involved were:
Iseabail Duncan (S5), Sioned Ellis (S5), Thalia Groucutt (S6), Alice Macduff-
Sioned Ellis' writing was highly commended. All of the students took part in a creative writing workshop with Louise Welsh.'
A message from Banchory Academy Parent Council Chair
“We welcome the new parents to the school and hope that you will support the school
as you are able too – we do need new representatives so please come along to the
Parent Forum AGM or 7th September at 7:00 pm in the school. Dates of meeting for
the next academic year will be in the school calendar.
We encourage you to engage with us online. We have our own website (), we are on Twitter (@bapc_banchory) and we hope to actively use our Facebook group (Banchory Academy Parent Council). You can also email us at
GREC Anne Frank Awards 2017
Young volunteers from Banchory Academy project FIXERS received The GREC Anne Frank Awards 2017 on the 9th of June 2017 in Aberdeen. GREC works to support schools throughout the North East of Scotland in their commitment to promoting equality, diversity and human rights for everybody and aims to promote equality, children’s rights and positive relations between all people. We are very proud of their work around the themes of Equality and Active Citizenship.
Fifty S2 pupils enjoyed a French film showing of “Ma Vie de Courgette” at Aberdeen’s Belmont Picture House. The short animation tells the story of a Nine year old boy, Icare, nicknamed 'Courgette' by his late mother who is taken to a foster care centre by a kindly policeman and struggles to fit in. With the help of brash tough kid Simon and fellow new arrival Camille, however, he soon learns that all of them have been through a lot in their young lives. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the trip and were very well behaved
S2 French Cinema Trip 26/6/2017
Well done to the following pupils who competed the Triathlon at the Fleet Feet Multisport Day 2017 at Knockburn Loch on Saturday 24th June:
Male: Calum Smith (S2) -
Female: Ellie Littlejohn (S3) -
Female: Rachael Steven (S4) -
SPRINT: Rory Steven (S6) -
Fleet Feet Multisport Day
Lauren Liversidge (S6) and Isla Long (S2) took part in the Scottish National Youth
& Junior Track Championships 2017 at The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow from 23-
Over the 3 days, Lauren competed in the Junior Women's 10k Scratch, 15k Points Race, 2k Individual Pursuit and 500m Time Trial where she was 3rd.
Isla competed in the Youth B Girls 8k Scratch and Omnium.
Well done to both!
Scottish National Youth & Junior Track Championships 2017
Summer Term Parent Bulletin
School resumes for all pupils on TUESDAY 22nd AUGUST.
Have a great holiday!