Summer Festival

Our two Crathes House Captains with Irene Mair of the Barber’s Pole.  Crathes House accumulated the most points for the Summer Festival last Wednesday 27 June.  Pupils could accumulate points by competing in a number of traditional athletic events as well as participation points for trying out and participating in a number of active pursuits such as mountain biking, scooting, rock climbing, cycling, Nerf battles, netball, volleyball, stage fighting, Zumba and many more.

Pictured below on the day are (L-R) Karolina Czarnecka from our business partner Rubber Atkins who donated the house banners – one of which can be seen in the background and Jackie Lockhart, Scottish,  world and Olympic Curler who opened the summer festival and presented a number of medals.

This was our first summer festival but it won’t be our last!  The weather certainly helped but more importantly all young people, including our new S1s – had the opportunity to be active and have fun. 

Summer Festival

On Wednesday 27th June Bridge of Don Academy hosted its first ever Summer Festival which incorporated sports day events along with inter-house competitions.

The event began after break and saw the whole school organised in their houses outside of the field before it was launched by Olympic curler and BBC Commentator Jackie Lockhart.  Following this pupils were able to take part in a wide range of practical activities ranging from a climbing wall to zumba, volleyball to velcrowall and mountain biking to bungee run.  Sports finalists for S1-S4 were also crowned in the 100m, 200m, shot putt and high jump.

Inter-house events were staged at the end of the day and saw Crathes, Fyvie and Drum go head to head in tug of war, relays and Tyre flipping with Crathes coming out on top in a very close competition.

Awards Ceremony Successes – pictures

See below for a selection of pictures from our Awards Ceremony at the Beach Ballroom on 13 June 2018.  Young people from S1 to S6 were awarded Merits for achieving well in their academic subjects and Commendations for positive attitudes to learning shown through sustained or increased levels of effort and application.  In addition in each year group an Excellence award is given to the pupil who has demonstrated the highest level of achievement or attainment.

A number of individual awards are also made – usually to senior pupils – for their achievements over the years.  Some are for academic achievements and others are for overcoming adversity and caring for others.

We also say farewell to our senior pupils enjoy our review of the year and are well entertained by the choirs and orchestra as well as seeing a preview of the schools show – Bugsy Malone.