Category Archives: DAS

DAS fundraisers make donation to Cupar Foodbank

Our DAS pupils were delighted to present Monsignor Pat McInally with a cheque for £500 to be donated to Cupar Foodbank.  As part of their Personal Achievement Gold Award, Billy and Joshua, the main organisers of the events, nominated the foodbank to receive support from the Christmas Fayre activities.

Pupils and staff within the faculty made holly wreaths and table settings with the support of colleagues from SRUC Elmwood, with many businesses donating prizes to the raffle.

The DAS team also had the support of staff and pupils from Kilmaron, Fair Trade group, our senior pupils and one of the Nurture Groups.

A big ‘thank you’ to Miss Tidd and Mrs Clark for supporting the pupils as they put the event together.


East Cross Country success

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Our DAS pupils had an outstanding last round at the East Cross Country Series of races.  In addition to picking up individual medals, the team won the John De Courcy shield to top off a great series!

Well done to the pupils and staff all their hard work.

“It was an amazing final round of the 2018/2019 East Cross Country Series organised by Scottish Disability Sport and Scottish Athletics at Peffermill in Edinburgh for the pupils of Bell Baxter HS.

Not only were there four overall series medalists for Bell Baxter HS pupils Sophie Coughlin, Arran Howe, Thomas Quigg (all gold) and David Norry (bronze) but the complete Bell Baxter HS squad was awarded the John De Courcy shield.

The shield was presented for the first time in memory of the late John De Courcy who was one of the original architects of the East Series and who passed away suddenly last year.  The shield is presented to the school that in the opinion of all other schools demonstrated camaraderie, sportsmanship and support for others.  Schools were not allowed to vote for their own pupils.

Bell Baxter HS teacher Fiona Stewart, who has travelled for many years with the Bell Baxter squad, was thrilled that the pupils from North East Fife had been recognised in such a special way.

The East Series is well supported by Fife secondary schools with departments for pupils with additional support needs.  Several Fife athletes won overall series medals this year and even more were well placed in the final round of the 2018/2019 series.”

[Richard Brickley MBE – Chairman DSF (SCIO) Board of Charity Trustees]

Christmas Fayre

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DAS have bee holding their annual Christmas Fayre this morning with support from Fairtrade, S2 Nurture Group, Kilmaron, the Eco Committee and more.

There is a silent auction, handmade gifts, a raffle, home baking and much more!

Entrance is free with tea, coffee and mince pies being served by pupils.

East District Cross Country Running Series

Our DAS pupils were again on the podium as part of the East district Cross Country Running Series held in Edinburgh last Thursday.  The team have been making steady progress in the series this year with some outstanding results from everyone.

Thursday’s results included:

Thomas Quigg (S1) – 1st S1 Boy, 2nd in the Open 500m
Jack Hanly (S2) – 1st S2 Boy in the 1k
David Norry (S2) – 2nd S2 Boy in 500m
Nikole Spinks (S2) – Completed 500m course
Sophie Coughlin (S3) – 1st in the Open 1k
Arran Howe (S6) – 2nd S6 Boy, 4th in the Open 1k

Well done to everyone on such great results!

Christmas Fayre

The annual DAS Bell Baxter Christmas Fayre will be held in the Conference Room on Wednesday, 19th December.  The event will run from 10am – 1.30pm and will feature a number of stalls hosted by some of our partners and school groups.  There will be a silent auction, handmade gifts, a raffle and much more!

Entrance is free with tea, coffee and mince pies being served by pupils.