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.
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.
The Nicaragua Expedition group will be hosting their fundraiser Burns Supper on Wednesday 25 January 2017 in the Bridge of Don Academy canteen. Doors will open at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. Ticket price is £10 and will include meal, refreshments and the evening’s entertainment (which will be performed by pupils and staff). Tickets are available from Miss Ritchie or from any of the Expedition Team.
The new A Guide to Education and Children’s Services 2017 – 2018 is now available on the Aberdeen City Council website here: http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/social_care_health/families_childcare/family_information_service/ysp_fis.asp and the Family Information Service website here: https://fisonline.tribalhosted.co.uk/aberdeen/FISO/Public%20Enquiry_FS/
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Great visit today from @RossThomsonMSP. Really appreciated him giving up his time to meet the S6 Baccalaureate students and answer their questions. It certainly gave them an insight into his work and helped them to understand the political perspective on a range of topics. Thank you Ross.