Rights Respecting School Award – we achieved our Silver Award!

Our assessment for silver award of the United Nations Rights Respecting Schools Award took place on 3 October 2017.  The assessors visited the school for a morning and spoke to pupils, staff and parents.  They looked at the evidence we had gathered, visited classes and had a tour of the school.

They recognised all the hard work of staff and pupils and as a result we were successful in achieving level 1 – the Silver Award.   A certificate is on its way to us.  Well done to all the staff and pupils involved in the work leading up to the award.  

BODA Staff do Strictly!

Mr Ness, Mrs McSeveney, Miss Ritchie & Mr Wallace are all members of staff who pride ourselves in encouraging our pupils to think of others, challenge themselves & always give their absolute best.  So it’s only fair to lead by example…and what better way than on the dancefloor!!

The Ultra Ballroom event runs in conjunction with Cancer Research UK and all funds raised go directly towards this fantastic cause. The event itself has involved us participating in 8 weeks of intensive professional training in ballroom dancing – learning new techniques & styles waaay outside our usual comfort zone. Our rigorous training is followed by us (along with 30 other couples) displaying our newly found ‘talent’ in a glitzy ballroom competition on Sunday 15th October 2017 at the Beach Ballroom…think Strictly Come Dancing Meets Aberdeen!

To prepare for the event, and for one lunchtime only, we will be performing our routines for any staff or pupils who wish to come along and support us…for a donation (of course). This will take place on Friday 13 October at 1.30pm in the Games Hall.  All funds raised will also be donated to CRUK!

Additionally, if any parents/ guardians fancy coming along on the night to support us and feast your eyes on our dance masterpieces (we can guarantee it will be a sight to behold!!) then just follow the link below and join us for an evening of glitz, glam and, of course, dancing! Please be aware before booking that it is an exclusively 18+ years event and there is dress code which must be adhered to (details on this are available on the website)!


If you are not able to make it along on the night but would still like to make a contribution then please follow the link below which will take you directly to our Just Giving page:


A huge thank you in advance for your support and generosity – it is really greatly appreciated! We promise to give it our absolute best on the night and do BODA proud. In the meantime, please wish us luck as we enter into our final week of rehearsal and pray for us as we keeeeep dancing!

Christmas Fayre 2017

snowmangiftWe would like to invite you to our Bridge of Don Academy Christmas Fayre to be held at the school on Wednesday 22 November 2017. There will be a range of stalls to explore with a wide variety of products including jewellery, fashion accessories, sweets, nail wraps, craft items, cupcakes, household goods, jams & chutneys, candles, advent calendars and other seasonal goods.

Live music from the school choir will help to get you in the festive mood and raffle tickets will be on sale, with many great prizes to be won that evening.

Refreshments will be available for you to purchase on the night, helping to keep your energy levels high for a fun evening of entertainment and Christmas shopping!

Date:        Wednesday 22 November 2017
Time:       6.30PM – 8.00PM
Place:       School Dining Hall & Assembly Room
Tickets:    £2 per ticket [includes refreshments]

Pupils will receive a letter via ‘bag mail’ which includes a form to complete for the purchase of tickets and to help us with catering arrangements.

If you are interested in having a stall at our Christmas Fayre, please get in touch with Mrs McWilliam (Principal Teacher of Science) via the school office on 01224 707583. We would be delighted to have you. Please do not post a request to host a stall via Facebook. A booking form is available to download via the link below.



Stallholders’ Booking Form