As part of Bridge of Don Academy’s drive to close the poverty related attainment gap and increase the health and well-being of all pupils the school have introduced free comfort closets. Each Guidance teacher, along with the school office have a range of deodorants, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes and shower gels for any pupil to collect free if they feel they need. Along with free sanitary products provided by Aberdeen City Council any pupil can approach the school office or guidance teacher and ask for any of the items should they need. We look forward to pupils using this resource responsibly in the schools drive to bring equity to the school day.
The Library joined the national celebration of books and reading during Book Week Scotland (19-26 November)
We ran a favourite author competition and received a record number of entries from all years. The most popular authors with S1-S3 pupils were Roald Dahl, Michael Morpurgo, J K Rowling and David Walliams. Senior pupils choices were more varied
Teachers were given posters to display on their classroom doors with details of what they were currently reading and watching.
On Wednesday lunchtime Library Club became a DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) zone – no computers/chrome books /phones allowed!
Thursday lunchtime saw the return of our annual Big Book House Quiz with Mr Haggarty once again taking on the role of quiz master. It was a closely fought contest with two teams Dumbledore’s Army and The Blads 3.0 tying for top spot.