Manchester Trip

On the way back from a busy weekend in Manchester.

We arrived to Sport City for the Manchester City Fun Day with footballing challenges on their indoor artificial pitches. Then it was across the walkway to see the Manchester City v Chelsea game. After a slower start the visitors took control of the game and eventually ran out victorious.

A quick dash back to the coach meant that we could then get across to Elland Road for the Leeds United v Aston Villa game. With the fans behind them, it was the home team who bagged the 3 points here.

Day 2 included a visit to the “Theatre of Dreams” before heading over to the National Football Museum where pupils had the chance to test their footballing skills as well as their commentary abilities for Match of The Day.

We’re now back on the way up the road and are passing Glasgow just now (1900) – expecting to be back in Aberdeen for 2145. We will update the PE Twitter page ( @bodapeandsport ) if there is any change to this and the pupils will be making contact when we are at Stonehaven.

Drama Skills Evening a great Success!

Last Tuesday evening, family and friends of both the National 5 and Higher Drama classes, came together in the Drama Studio to witness the first of many, Bridge of Don Academy Drama Skills Evenings. The pupils did amazingly and the feedback from the audience was extremely positive. Thank you to all for the support to the Drama department so far.

Miss James

And just a bit silly...Dream Team!


Calling all businesses! – Careers Evening 21 February 2017

Our annual careers evening is to be held on 21 February 2017.  There are a large number of universities, colleges and businesses that are going to be in attendance that night, however, we would like to ask any parents/carers to come forward if they have a personal contact or know someone in business that may be willing to have a stall at our event!  It is a well turned out event which provides further careers guidance and pathways for our young people.

If this is something you are interested in or know someone that would be interested please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Cruickshank (DHT) by calling the school office on 01224 707583.

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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