Bridge of Don Academy Free Breakfast Club

The Bridge of Don Academy Free Breakfast Club continues to grow since its launch last year.  The club is FREE to any pupil and is open every morning in GP2 from 8am until registration.  Hunger is a barrier for pupils to concentrate and learn effectively in school so the breakfast club aims to eliminate this through this free offering. All pupils are welcome to drop in for some toast, cereal, fruit, porridge or fruit juice to start their day with a good nutritious breakfast in a safe, friendly environment.

The club is gratefully supported by Tesco and FareShare who donate unsold bakery items every week which has resulted in 266kg of food that would have gone to waste being used within the breakfast club.  The breakfast club is another step the school is taking in reducing the poverty related attainment gap and providing families and pupils ways to poverty-proof the school day.  Whilst also addressing several sustainable development goals including; Number 2 – Zero Hunger, Number 3 – Good Health and Well-being and Number 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities.

 

Bridge of Don Academy Comfort Closet

As part of Bridge of Don Academy’s drive to close the poverty related attainment gap and increase the health and well-being of all pupils the school have introduced free comfort closets.  Each Guidance teacher, along with the school office have a range of deodorants, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes and shower gels for any pupil to collect free if they feel they need.  Along with free sanitary products provided by Aberdeen City Council any pupil can approach the school office or guidance teacher and ask for any of the items should they need.   We look forward to pupils using this resource responsibly in the schools drive to bring equity to the school day.

 

Bridge of Don Academy win top Schools Sport Award

At the recent Aberdeen Sport Awards Bridge of Don Academy were awarded with the Secondary School of the year.  The star studded ceremony featured the very best of junior and senior sporting achievement throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.  The PE department are pleased that their hard work and dedication has been recognized and are delighted to achieve this award for a second year.

Special mention should also go to Abi Allan who received a commendation in the Junior Sports Category along with some of our female pupils for their work with the Aberdeen Active Girls committee.  Below is the excellent video demonstrating the good work undertaken in the PE department.