Well done! – Helping out in the community!

Helping in the Community

It was brought to our attention on Fubar News, that some of our pupils did a great job helping someone in the community today.  We don’t, yet, know who these pupils are but are keen to find out, to thank them for their help today.  The post from Fubar was as follows:

A huge thank you to the two boys from Bridge of Don academy who have just helped my grandma up the road from Braehead shopping centre to Slains Road, after she had a fall coming out of the hairdressers.

She was very shaken and worried about getting home via the underpass which is still ridiculously icy and the boys were kind enough to take an arm each and escort her back home. I really can’t thank you both enough for helping out!

Well done boys!  Thank you for taking time and helping this lady get home safely!

Calling all businesses! – Careers Evening 20 February 2018

Our annual careers evening is to be held on 20 February 2018.  There are a large number of universities, colleges and businesses that are going to be in attendance that night, however, we would like to ask any parents/carers to come forward if they have a personal contact or know someone in business that may be willing to have a stall at our event!  It is a well turned out event which provides further careers guidance and pathways for our young people.

If this is something you are interested in or know someone that would be interested please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Cruickshank (DHT) by calling the school office on 01224 707583.

Global Goals Success!

On Wednesday 15th of November, Bridge of Don Academy was awarded the Fairtrade EcoCity Award for promoting sustainability during Fairtrade fortnight. The group have been involved in visiting primary schools to teach pupils about the importance of Fairtrade and the Rights of the Child. They also held Fairtrade snack stalls for both staff and pupils. They then used the money they had raised during this to donate to Cornerstone.

As a finale to their Fairtrade fortnight events, the group organised a Fairtrade football event which included a staff v pupils match. They also held a debate attended by the MDEC, Bala Sport, KoolSkools and local representatives from Aberdeen Fairtrade.

As part of winning the award, the group won £100 worth of vouchers. They plan to use these to further promote Fairtrade within the school and local community. This week they will have a Fairtrade stall at the Christmas fayre.

A big congratulations to all those involved!