S6 Leaders Fundraise for SSPCA

Throughout the year, the S6 Leadership class have been fundraising for the SSPCA as part of a group philanthropic project. The class chose to raise awareness for this charity as we found animal welfare to be an important cause in our local area. In order to use our time, money and voice we organised a series of events. We first started by holding a car wash during our free periods which raised over £100 alone. Some of this was then used for our next event of a Christmas themed Quiz and Raffle night. As preparation for this event, some members of the class reached out to companies and businesses in our local area to seek donations for our raffle, this included various prizes like a family ticket for Landmark worth over £70, along with gift hampers and gym memberships. In addition, a group of pupils created a quiz consisting of 6 rounds which proved to be a competitive yet fun event.

On the 7th February, we as a class visited the SSPCA Drumoak animal centre to present them with our final total: £500. The charity were delighted with the money raised which will be used to provide vital veterinary care and resources to care for the animals. As a class we felt we had effectively used our time to raise money but still felt we could further use our voice to raise awareness and so we contacted Original 106, a local radio station, who then aired a lunch time segment which detailed our achievements and made the public aware of our hard work. This also led to further awareness of the SSPCA’s work and, as a result, meant we had effectively used our money, time and voice to help animals who desperately our efforts.

On reflection, this philanthropic task has strengthened the relationships between pupils within the class and brought the class together as a whole, and proved to us that we can overcome any challenge we face if we work together.

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Active Boys Day Video

Excellent video showing the level of activity at our recent pilot of Active Boys Day.  Many thanks again to our pupil helpers; the young ambassadors Chloe and Stacey for filming and the senior dance leaders for teaching the Haka.

Sport Aberdeen also recognized the excellent work with an article on our day: http://www.sportaberdeen.co.uk/blog/active-boys-day-is-a-hit-at-bridge-of-don-academy/

A reminder about the launch of our Extra-Curricular Rewards program in the PE department.  Collect a “loyalty card” the next time you attend a club and get a stamp for each additional club you attend.  Prizes will be awarded for total stamps collected at the end of term.

Active Boys Day 2017

On Friday the 20th January Bridge of Don Academy organised the 1st ever Active Boys Day.  Boys from the P7 primary feeders and all S1-2 pupils took part in four activities: “Dance”, Body Pump, Boxercise and Health Workshop followed by a mass Haka in the Games Hall.

In total 154 pupils took part and were active for periods 1-3 which included a break with a healthy snack and water.  Pupils are encouraged to use this opportunity to Get Active and Stay Active.

Check out our twitter @BodaPEandSport and YouTube channel: BODA PE for more updates soon.  Well done to all the boys and to our excellent leaders.

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Staff vs Pupils 2016

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week the pupils of Bridge of Don Academy had the opportunity to challenge the staff in a variety of sports events at lunchtime.  On Monday in Basketball, four teams took on the teachers however the staff won 4-0.  Tuesday was Badminton and many games of singles and doubles were played with the staff winning 13 games to the pupils 3.  Finally on Wednesday, the staff played volleyball against three teams and won all the matches against the pupils teams.

Well done to all staff and pupils for participating and although the staff won the series 3-0 all pupils and staff had a great time.

The PE department wishes everyone a great Christmas and a happy new year.

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Active Girls Day 2016 – Video

On Friday 28th October 2016, girls across Scotland were asked to get up and get active to celebrate the amazing work happening in Active Girls! The S1 and S2 girls from Bridge of Don Academy were joined by P7’s from Balmedie, Braehead and Scotstown for a full-on day of dance, yoga, boxercise and a health talk. The girls moved through each workshop with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and energy which was great to see! The day was finished off with a mass dance where all P7, S1 and S2 girls took part! The day could not have been possible without our fabulous senior dance leaders as well as our Young Ambassadors Stacey and Chloe, and Briony and Sandra from sport Aberdeen. A huge thank you goes to everyone involved and well done for all who took part! Remember… Be positive, eat well and GET ACTIVE!

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Bridge of Don win at the Aberdeen Sports Awards

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On Thursday 6th October at the 23rd annual Aberdeen Sports Award, Bridge of Don Academy were nominated for the award of ‘Secondary school of the year’ along with the winner from the previous year, Hazlehead Academy.  During the evening, six pupils from Bridge of Don were accompanied to the AECC by PE staff and Sam Main (our Active Schools Coordinator) for a drinks reception followed by a lavish two course meal.

Following introductions from the Lord Provost and the head of SportScotland, the awards began, with Bridge of Don Academy winning the award of Secondary School of the Year.  All six pupils were invited on stage to collect the award from Fred Dalgarno, and were interviewed in front of the 300 strong audience.  Following receiving the award, pupils were taken for photographs and interviews with the local media.

All PE and SMT at Bridge of Don Academy are delighted with the award and look forward to continuing the success in 2017.

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