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.

SportScotland Gold School Sport Award Winners

Bridge of Don Academy received news this week that we have been awarded the SportScotland Gold School Sport Award.  This improves on the Silver status in which we already held and means we are one of only 92 other schools in the whole of Scotland who are at Gold level.

The Gold School Sport Award is recognition of our school’s achievements in putting sport at the heart of our school’s planning, practice and ethos.
The Gold Award also highlights that our school has shown excellent practice across the core areas of the Award and demonstrated an on-going commitment to increase young people’s opportunities and engagement in physical education, school sport and leadership and provide clear pathways to life-long participation in sport.

The core areas in which the school excelled are:

1. Physical education

2. School sport

3. Pathways

4. Compete and perform

5. Celebrating sport

6. Leadership

7. Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL)

8. Recognition and awards

9. Access to school facilities

SS-33020-School Sports Awards Certificate-GSB-DI


SkySports Awards Evening 2016

On Thursday the 23rd June the Bridge of Don Academy PE department along with the S6 Higher Leadership class organised and ran the inaugural Sports Awards Evening at the school.  The evening was supported by the Sky Sports Living for Sport programme and featured a visit from our athlete mentor Sarah Clarke to award the prizes.  The evening was very well attended by parents and nominees and a list of the winners is noted below.

Blues: Full Blues – Findlay Deans.  Half Blues – Scott Kinghorn, Euan Johnston, Keller Emslie

Male Volunteer of the Year – Allan McKessick and Lewis Brooks

Female Volunteer of the Year – Shannon McGovern

Fit for Girls Award – April McLeish

Extra-Curricular Award – David Jezowski

Player of the Year – S1 Football – Aiden-Jay Leonard, S2 Football – Reece McKerron, Junior Netball – Amy Gibb, Senior Netball – Holly Shum & Basketball – Shannon McGovern

Senior Peer Award – Jason Woods & Adam Lawson

S4 Peer Leadership Award – Leo Spink, Megan Wharry, Jade Cocker & Mackenzie Corsor

Team of the Year – Basketball

Services to Charity Award – Calum Chalmers

Sky Sports:Living for Sports Awards – Stacey Jackson & Scott Kinghorn


The evening was streamed live of YouTube and the replay can be viewed at the BODA PE YouTube channel:

Photos of Winners can be found on the school Instagram page: Bridgeofdonacad and the PE Twitter page: @BODApeandsport.

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