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From understanding comes strength

Banchory Academy S6 Pupils triumphed in this year’s STEM in the Pipeline oil and gas industry challenge held at BP NSHQ this last week.

The teams took part in a series of challenging tasks to produce a field development plan for the fictional STEM oil field. The tasks covered subsurface work, production profiling, separator design, safety and the calculation of CO2 emissions.

The reservoir dogs from Banchory Academy took first prize, team wanderer from St Margaret’s school for girls in Aberdeen was awarded second prize and rigged for success from the Gordon schools in Huntly took third.  Congratulations to all who took part.

Banchory Academy triumphs at final of STEM in the pipeline challenge


Banchory Academy’s PTA is looking for a new Chair!

Banchory Academy’s PTA are always looking for new members and support from parents for the benefit of everyone within the Academy.  At present we currently have a vacancy for Chairperson.

We are looking for somebody to take over this challenging yet hugely rewarding role.

Please contact the  PTA Tresurer, Dave Freelove at the following email address for more info d.freelove@btinternet.com

This week’s computing science trip to Robert Gordons University went very well.  Students were very eager to get going and although the bus was 10 minutes late arriving, everyone continued to uphold the highest standards of behaviour.

The lectures themselves were interesting and the students listened when they needed to and participated when they needed to as well.  Banchory also won the vast majority of minor quizzes, questions and games, including most tweets.  As a finale, Banchory faced off against RGC in a family fortunes style quiz of their cyber security knowledge, and I am very happy to say we up held the fine tradition of beating the private schools 3:0

(Photo of  the moment we beat RGC!)



Cyber Security Lectures- RGU

As part of the outdoor learning opportunities Banchory Academy offers, a group of S1 pupils have been discovering, exploring & engaging with nature in a variety of exciting ways. These pupils are working hard to progress through the RSPB Wild Challenge Award. The award requires youngsters to help wildlife and explore nature whilst providing evidence of their achievements towards bronze, silver and gold awards.

The 7 S1 pupils have successfully completed their bronze award by doing such things as making toad holes, a small pond in our wildlife garden, log pile homes for insects, creating winter bird feeders and nest boxes. They have been learning about native Scottish wildlife as well as exploring trees, leaves, fungi and their local environment using all their senses. All their hard work has been recognised by the RSPB through the presentation of the bronze award and some wildlife stickers. The group are now well on their way to their Silver level of award and are getting ready for the ‘Big Clean Up’ of local woodland in January 2018.  Click here to read more about this years Outdoor Learning Groups

S1 Outdoor Learning News

The S1 & S2 Science Clubs attended the TECHFEST "Heroes of Tomorrow" event on Thursday 7th December at RGU in Aberdeen, where they experienced several workshops learning about Energy.  The main theme of the day was how they are our 'Heroes of Tomorrow' and how they will be the ones who will solve the Energy demands we will face in the future.  They took part in a tour of the Mechanical Engineering Dept and were shown various large pieces of machinery used to test materials, Underwater ROV technology and the Wind Tunnel which was being used to test new windmill blade shapes.  They also participated in a workshop where they worked in teams to construct the most efficient windmill blade design and tested them.  We were entertained by the London Science Museum who also attended with their Energy show, full of explosions, bangs and Electricity!  Finally the S2 Science Club presented their Bronze Award Project which they have been working on for a number of weeks on 'Ketchup', they received positive feedback and a fantastic goodie bag from TECHFEST for all their hard work.  A fantastic experience for our budding Scientists! Click here to view photos from the trip

TECHFEST "Heroes of Tomorrow" Event

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S3 Parents Evening

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Parents Drug Awareness Evening

Last Wednesday night at Banchory Academy there was a very well attended meeting for parents to discuss some of the issues around drug issues in and out of our schools.  Police, community learning and one of our GPs attended with information of support & the important message of keeping talking and listening to help young people make choices that minimise the risk of harm to themselves. Some useful sources of information were mentioned:
www.wnfo.org.uk - advises you what drugs do what (WNFO : Why Not Find Out)

www.mentoruk.org.uk - gives advice on how to build resilience in your children and how to approach talking to to them about drug issues (or anything else)

www.alcoholanddrugsaction.org.uk - local Aberdeen based drug support & information service, with an open phoneline for support of 01224 594700.  They can help you deal with any issues around drugs & alcohol and can arrange counselling and support locally for yourself or those that you care for who have substance misuse issues.


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S2 Parent’s Evening

Girls in OGTAP Event

Girls in OGTAP Event (Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Programme) is taking place on Wed 24th Jan & Thurs 25th Jan, 6pm - 8pmb at North East Scotland College, Altens Campus.  Hear from females working in the oil, gas and energy Sector and current female apprentices about OGTAP. There will be Q & A session and also and opportunity to get a tour of North East Scotland College Facilities.  This event is aimed at young women aged 14, 15 or 16+ interested in a career in the oil, gas and wider energy sector and applying for OGTAP. A parent or guardian is welcome to accompany you to the event. To register please email communications@opito.com as spaces are limited.  Click here to view more details