Bridge of Don Academy Comfort Closet

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.

 

Book Week Scotland at Bridge of Don

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.

 

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Bridge of Don Academy win top Schools Sport Award

At the recent Aberdeen Sport Awards Bridge of Don Academy were awarded with the Secondary School of the year.  The star studded ceremony featured the very best of junior and senior sporting achievement throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.  The PE department are pleased that their hard work and dedication has been recognized and are delighted to achieve this award for a second year.

Special mention should also go to Abi Allan who received a commendation in the Junior Sports Category along with some of our female pupils for their work with the Aberdeen Active Girls committee.  Below is the excellent video demonstrating the good work undertaken in the PE department.