Inter-house Rowing Challenge

On Friday 9th November the inter-house competition resumed following the October break with the S1-6 rowing challenge.  Teams of six raced for 9 minutes in a relay. The support and atmosphere in the games hall was electric with excellent commentary by S6 pupils.  Winners were Drum, with Crathes a mere 5 metres behind in second with Fyvie coming in third.

Standings are as follows:

Drum – 125 points,  Fyvie – 105 points, Crathes – 70 points

Next event is S1-3 boys basketball on the 23rd of November.

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