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BANCHORY ACADEMY

Official Opening of The Patricia Davidson Library

On Friday the 23rd of March, our newly named school library was officially opened by it’s namesake.  Retired Librarian, Mrs Davidson attended the opening ceremony with her husband and former librarian colleagues.  Acting Deputy Rector, Mrs Paterson gave a short speech with pupils and members of staff in attendance.

Term Four

Thursday 22nd March was semi-final day for Banchory Academy’s U14 boys football team who travelled to face Alford Academy in the Aberdeenshire cup.
Following on from a previous four consecutive wins , the game started surprisingly shaky for Banchory with Alford playing the better football. However, the quality within the boys saw them manage to enter half time at 3-1 up.  After words at half time the boys put in a tremendous display second half which saw them capitalise on the draining confidence of Alford, finishing the game as 7-1 winners.  Another big win for the boys, however, the scoreline certainly does not reflect the efforts and performance put in by Alford, especially in the first half who on numerous occasions went close to scoring more.  Banchory will now face Ellon in the final.


S2 Aberdeenshire Cup Run - Semi Finals

Our most sincere thanks to Run Balmoral for their generous Sports Bursary. As a result, we now have long sleeved running tops for the entire club. The tops not only look great but we feel more united as a club.

Many thanks,

BA Girls Running Club


Run Balmoral Sports Bursary 2018

Run Balmoral Award

Congratulations to Banchory Academy pupils on receiving the award for highest number of entries from a secondary school at Run Balmoral last Saturday.  

The award was presented by councillor Anne Stirling, Aberdeenshire Education and Children's Services Committee.


Do you love languages?  Are you currently in fifth year?  Would you like to work with other young people and enhance your CV?  Do you enjoy sharing your news, views and opinions on social media?  Well, this role might be for you!  SCILT (Scotland's National Centre for Languages) are looking for committed, dynamic young people to join their team as SCILT interns. This would see you using social media regularly and collaborating effectively with a team to demonstrate your love of languages and where they can take you, on a national, international and global level. This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to experience a professional work internship and enhance their sixth year at school. Please note that interns will be home-based and the opportunity is open to young people across the country. Successful applicants must commit to attending a training day in Glasgow on Tuesday 12 June 2018. If you would like to apply, please speak to Mrs Burt (room 21) before the end of term. Click here to more info and here for the application form


SCILT Digital Internship

Congratulations to S5 pupil Eilidh Campbell on winning the Aberdeenshire Young Female Sports Person of the year Award for her participation in Orienteering.

Eilidh is the leading competitor in her class in Britain. She often wins races by large margins, her fitness and mental approach to racing is very impressive. Eilidh made her first International selection at the European Youth Championships in Slovakia finishing 11th in the sprint race. Her season has been affected by injury, however she has already started training again in preparation for the new season.



Aberdeenshire Young Female Sports Person of the Year

This years S1 Writefest was a very well attended event at Woodend Barn, celebrating various "Space" themed pieces of writing by all the S1 pupils. Each class presented their work very confidently and professionally, as well as raining money for Fairybox a local charity raising money to bring toys to children in hospital. Thanks also to the S3 pupils who ran the refreshments stall.


S1 Writefest 2018

Applications are now open for young people aged 16-19  to attend the BFI Film Academy Scotland Residential, running from Tuesday 24th July - Friday 3rd August 2018 in Edinburgh.  On this intensive 11-day course, you will be given the low down on the world of film, with hands on training, learning key skills in screenwriting, camera, directing, production, sound and editing, with participants collaborating to produce three short films. You will also learn from some of the best producers, directors, screenwriters and craft talent in the UK film Industry through masterclasses, learn about the wider world of film, from education to development to finance and festivals with key industry professionals, given advice and support towards a future career, and spend time in picturesque Edinburgh.

This opportunity is targeted at young people who are keen to develop a career in film and have some experience in filmmaking; click here for more information

BFI Film Academy