Bridge of Don Academy staff raise £280 for charity with Bake Off

Over the last 4 weeks 12 staff members have been competing in the Great BODA Bake Off 2019 to raise money for 2 charities; Macmillan Cancer Support & The MS Trust.  Bakers were pitted against each other in round 1 and had to bake based on a theme including scones, shortbread, cupcakes and chocolate.  Staff voted and donated to both charities before the winners from each round went through to a semi-final.  Following victories in their respective Semi-finals Miss Mustard (PE), Miss Crawford (Art) and Mrs Forbes (English) went head to head on Thursday in the final with their amazing “showstopper” cakes.

Following all the fantastic efforts Miss Crawford was crowned BODA Bake Off Champion for 2019 but more importantly £280 was raised which will be split equally between Macmillan and the MS Trust.

The new Scholastic Book Club is up and running!

Go to http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/bridge-of-don to browse the latest books and order online. Click on teen and follow the directions on screen. The books will be sent to the school free of charge. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our Library will earn 25p in Scholastic Rewards.

Please place your order online by September 27th, 2019.                 

Drum success at Summer Festival

The second ever Bridge of Don Academy Summer Festival was held on Wednesday 26th June in glorious weather on the sports fields.  The day began with the whole school being led out by class representatives and house flags and then was officially opened by the Aberdeen Assassin Lee McAllister. Throughout the day featured a range of athletic events including shot putt, long jump, high jump, and 100m & 200m races.  All athletics events built points towards the Barbers Pole Inter House Sports Trophy and it was a close run affair all day.  The relay’s and tug of war helped Drum House earn enough points to be crowned this years Sports Champions.

Alongside the athletics events we were lucky to receive fantastic support and sponsorship from local businesses and companies to provide a wide and exciting range of fun activities for pupils to take part in along with delicious food being provided by external providers.  Thanks to our sponsors: ASDA, Scotmid, The Barbers Pole, Kenway Tyres, BP Garage King Street, Pure Gym, Murcar Links, BME UK Ltd, Probe, Striders Coffee Shop, Imenco and the Parent Council.

We look forward to arranging an even bigger and better Summer Festival for 2020