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Sgoil a’ Bhac retain the title of Sports Festival Champions
Congratulations to our two netball teams. They were taking part in the Sports Festival Netball Competition this evening (25/05/16). We’re delighted to report that it was an all-Back final with our two teams making it all the way. The final winners were the Pinks and Yellows were runners-up. Well done to all our pupils and a huge thank you to their coaches and the parents that supported them.
UPDATE: It was confirmed this afternoon that Sgoil a’ Bhac are indeed Western Isles Champions and will go on to complete in the next round in Dingwall in May.
A team of our P7 pupils took part in the National Rotary Club Quiz for Schools this week. This is the first time that the event has been held in the Western Isles. We were delighted to hear that our team were victorious in the Lewis and Harris heat and came back to school with the trophy, beating a number of teams from other island schools.We’d all like to say a huge well done to our P7 team, Luke, Tom, Hannah and Cara.
We will find out later this week if they’ve managed to qualify for the North Finals of this national event, which will be held in Dingwall next term.
The committee that published the ‘Sgoil a’ Bhac – Memories Through the Ages’ book that charted the history of Sgoil a’ Bhac decided to use some of the proceeds from the sale of the book to establish a prize in their name.
The new prize is awarded for excellence in the study of local history, geography or culture and was judged through the submission of special projects produced by our P7 pupils.
The first winner of the Book Committee Trophy and monetary prize was the Dux of the School, Andrew Macdonald, who’s project on the Gress River was considered to be outstanding. Highly Commended runners-up certificates were awarded to James Maclennan (Whaling), Erin Macleod (History of Back Free Church) and Ellie Macdonald (Baile Ghriais).
The school would like to thank the Book Committee for the contribution of this prize that will continue to be awarded in years to come for excellence in local studies.
Pictured below are members of the Book Committee presenting the prizes. Neil Murray also presented our special guest, Mr Fred Wildridge, with a copy of the book.
Read Andrew’s winning Project: AMD Project – The Gress River
Hamper 2 – Peach 516 – Joan Anderson
Hamper 3 – Blue 808 – Isobel Maclennan
Merry Christmas from Sgoil a’ Bhac Parent Council.
Our special achievers for February received their certificates at a celebration assembly today. These certificates have been awarded for good work, behaviour, effort and attitude throughout the month of February. Our swimming team who took part in this week’s Inter-Schools Swimming Gala also received certificates for the excellent behaviour and attitude in representing the school at this event.
Congratulations and well done to all our certificate winners.