S6 Leaders pitch to win £1000

Today at the Making It Happen conference at the Exhibition Centre run by Elevator the S6 Leadership team pitched to an audience of 150 college students and senior school pupils from across Aberdeen and won £1000.  The pitch was aimed at how they could use £1000 to develop young people for the world of work and the judges believed  that the S6 Leaders ideas and thoughts for an interactive workshop aimed at school leavers were the best and awarded them the prize.

The process included the group creating a 1 minute video pitch before the October Holidays which then got them selected to present live at the conference.  The pupils have ideas to use current technology and invest the money in part to purchase virtual reality headsets to assist with the delivery of the workshop, which will also in the long term benefit pupils in years to come.

Bridge of Don Academy are very grateful to our partners Elevator for considering us and assisting with the pitch and also DYW-North East for providing this cash prize.

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)!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ultra-ballroom-aberdeen-15102017-tickets-36744309218

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:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/colin-leanne-boda?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Colin-Leanne-BODA&utm_campaign=pfp-share

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!

Vote for Bridge of Don Academy – Girls Fitness Club Fundraising

The Girls Fitness Club at Bridge of Don Academy have applied to Skipton Building Society for funds to purchase more equipment specific to girls.  The more votes we receive the more likely the club will gain the £500 grant.  If you have a moment please vote for us on the link below and pass onto friends, family and colleagues to increase our chances, all you have to do is fill in your e-mail address.

https://www.skiptongrg.co.uk/apply-for-funding/2017-shortlisted-groups/scotland/irls-extra-curricular-fitness-club-bridge-of-don-academy/ 

Having the money would allow the group to purchase more fitness equipment particularly boby pump equipment. The girls had a guest session from an instructor from the local sports centre and the girls all really enjoyed the body pump class. Unfortunately a lot of them are too young to attend the class at the local gym so cannot take part in this activity any further. As a result we would like to purchase a set of body pump equipment so the girls can take part in this activity in the safe environment of the school.