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Banchory Academy - Blood Brothers

Congratulations to all the pupils and staff involved in Banchory Academy’s stage production of Blood Brothers. The show, performed over 3 nights was a roaring success, show casing Banchory’s finest talent.

Many thanks to the PTA for serving the refreshments and Mrs Bett for the photography.

Click here to view photos of the night and behind the scenes.

Many congratulations to the S6 STEM in the Pipeline team who worked together for 70 hours over the last three months producing an excellent oil well feasability study. They were awarded a GOLD CREST award at BP Dyce on 13th December.

STEM in the Pipeline

S1 Flower Pot Paintings

Click here to view a selection of flower pot illustrations recently painted by S1 Pupils.

Congratulations to Alicia Lumsden and Rhona Bowie who were both selected to  compete in the Scottish Schools Swimming finals in East Kilbride on Friday 27th January.  

Rhona collected a silver medal in the 100m breaststroke.

Scottish Schools Swimming Championships

Congratulations to S6 pupil Alisha Rees – who broke the Scottish U20 Indoor Record (set in 1982 by Olympian Lynsey McDonald ) to become the Scottish Senior 2017 60m Champion at the Emirates Arena on Saturday.  Congratulations also to S4 pupils Claire McGarvey who won the Scottish Women’s U17 High Jump at the same event, with a winning height of 1.63m. (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Scottish Athletics National Indoors Championships 2017

Great racing at the weekend - lots of PB's, 20 finals, 4 medals and 16 club records broken!!
The team were: Luke Charles, Louis Easton, Ben Ferguson, Angus Harrold, Anna Harrold, Finn Heard, Tom Horrell, Zoe Hutcheon, Ross Johnson, Carlyn Kennington, Aaron Lewsey, Alice Lewsey, Alicia Lumsden, Ruby Lumsden, Cameron Reid, Elliot Rowe, Emily Scott, Alice Steven, Katie Tulloch, Isla Yule.
Finalists: Luke Charles, Louis Easton, Ben Ferguson, Finn Heard, Tom Horrell, Zoe Hutcheon, Alicia Lumsden, Katie Tulloch, Isla Yule.
Medalists: Louis Easton - BRONZE 400 Free Relay; Ben Ferguson - BRONZE 400 Free Relay, Aaron Lewsey - BRONZE 400 Free Relay, Cameron Reid - BRONZE 400 Free Relay, Alicia Lumsden - BRONZE 100 Back, Katie Tulloch - BRONZE 50 Fly, Isla Yule - SILVER 50 Fly

Well done to everyone - great effort!! ⭐⭐⭐"

North District Age Group Swimming Championships

Poetry and Science Event

This week the Science and English departments collaborated on our annual ‘Poetry and Science’ Event.  All of our S1 classes watched some explosive chemistry experiments run by the Science department and are now to write a poem based on what they had seen.  The poems will them be judged in a competition - watch this space for details on the winners.

Click here to view photos of the event and here to watch a short video

Inter house Climbing Competition - Every Wednesday Lunch Time

Starting Wednesday 22nd February, Mr Ritchie will be running an Inter house Climbing Competition every Wednesday lunchtime until the Easter Holidays. Held in  the Practice Room (next to PFR) at 1pm, just wear your PE kit.

All Years Welcome!





Creative Writing Competition

Open to S1 – S3

Choose one of the pictures below (Click on each picture to enlarge) to write a piece of creative writing up to 500 words.  Submit your piece of writing to the Library by Friday 3rd March

Prizes will be awarded to the winner from each year group.

Ski Trip 2017 - Courmayeur, Italy

Pupils have just returned from an amazing time on this years Ski trip to Courmayeur in Italy.  Click here to view the photo gallery

Table Tennis News

Congratulations to S3 pupil Dylan Curry on becoming Scottish Table Tennis U15 Champion.  Dylan also made the semi final of the U18 age group

Badminton News

Congratulations to S1 pupil Duncan Stewart who won the Deeside Schools Badminton Tournament on Sunday.

Well Done Duncan!

British Science Week 2017 (10-19 March) Local Events

Open to S1 – S3

British Science Week (BSW) is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths - featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.
here to view this years programme of events taking place in the local area.

You are invited to attend our Fantastic Science Festival anytime between 6pm and 8pm on Thursday 16th March.  Come along and see some of the amazing things the pupils have been working on this year in the Science Faculty.   

Banchory Academy Science Festival 2017- Fantastic Science and where to find it.

Inter House Cross Country 2017

Congratulations to Ternan, winners of this years Inter House Cross Country.  After having to initially postpone due to bad weather, last Thursday turned out to be perfect running conditions, with 291 pupils taking part. Congratulations to our winners:-

S1  Tom Findlay & Izzie Thomson,

S2  Kane Noble & Ellie Littlejohn

S3  Lewis Mackinnon & Rachael Steven

Senior Joe Wright & Rosa Hare

Click here to view photos from the day and here for results

Science Fiction Make Believe Essay Competition

Congratulations to S2 pupil Yasmin Robertson, finalist in a creative writing competition run by St Andrew’s university. The competition involved a 750 word creative piece about any Scottish scientist (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) alive or dead, or the impact of their discoveries or inventions.

Yasmin’s wry interpretation of what Alexander Graham Bell would say of our iphone culture, won her the runner up prize.

Well done Yasmin!

Euroscola 2017, Strasbourg: Courtesy of Banchory Ternan Rotary Club

A couple of weeks ago S6 pupil, Ella Rough had the opportunity to visit Strasbourg and the European Parliament for Euroscola. This is a programme that is organised across Europe that gives young people the opportunity develop their foreign language skills in a real life context and debate European issues in the Parliament chamber. Click here to read Ella’s full report on her experience

S2 Enterprise Winners

During January & February, all S2 Pupils worked in small groups creating and producing Seasonal Starters.  Local Chefs from Banchory Lodge, Cowshed, Falls of Feugh and Raemoir Hotel visited each class to give the pupils an initial briefing and help them get started.  Each starter had to be Local and Seasonal, judged by the chefs who selected winners for the Grand Final.  The Grand Final took place on the 16th February – producing some excellent food…enjoyed by all the visiting chefs.

Congratulations to our four winners :-Holly Aitken, Sam Condy, Jack Innes & Michael Pine with their winning dish of Mince & Tattie Soup With Cow-Shaped Oatcakes.  Our sincere thanks for all their support goes to the Banchory Lodge, Cowshed, Falls of Feugh and the Raemoir Hotel.  We also extend our thanks to Deeside Photographics for all the professional photos.