Congratulations to the following pupils on being selected for the upcoming Scottish School Swimming Championships:
Scarlett Ferris (S3) – 200m Individual Medley & 400m Individual Medley
Caera Baillie (S1) – 50m Butterfly
Adam Young (S4) – 200m Freestyle & 100m Backstroke
Callum Lindsay (S2) – 200m Breaststroke & 100m Breaststroke
Sophie Jusowiak (S2) – 200m Backstroke & 200m Individual Medley
Oliver Goad (S4) – 100m Backstroke
Thank you to the local swimming club for sharing this information with us.
Following an intensive selection process, Owen Andrew (S6) has been selected to represent the Scottish Schools’ Football Association’s under 18 squad for the forthcoming season. Owen will form part of a squad which contains some of the top footballing talent in the country. The squad will compete in a home nation’s competition over the coming months.
Owen, who plays his club football for Kelty Hearts FC, captains the Bell Baxter Under 18 football squad. His performances for club, school and for Fife Schools select earned him an invitation to the final selection process at Toryglen where his performances impressed the selectors enough to secure a place in the 18 man squad.
Owen, delighted with his news, had this to say, “I am absolutely delighted to have been selected in the final squad. The standard was so high, and it’s a real honour for me. I am really looking forward to meeting up with the squad, getting to know everyone and to begin the preparation for the games ahead. I have been working very hard on my game for the past couple of years and this is just a fantastic reward. I can’t wait to get started. “
Head of PE, David Lowrie shared his delight for Owen, “This is a fantastic achievement for Owen and one that we are all very proud of here at Bell Baxter. This has not come without hard work, and the recognition for Owen’s commitment and dedication to club and school football is well deserved. Owen is an excellent role model for the young people of Bell Baxter and, hopefully, he will encourage others to push themselves to perform at this level. With the school team well placed in their current league and cup campaigns, this could be a fantastic season for Owen to sign off his six years at Bell Baxter”.
The squad came together on the 20th and 21st of December to prepare for their upcoming Nations Cup competition in early 2019.
Mr D. Lowrie
[CL, Health & Wellbeing]
Photograph © Scottish Schools’ Football Association
Congratulations to Isla Thoms (S1) who won the latest round in the U13 Girls’ East District Cross Country series held in Aberdeen. Isla has now been selected to run in the Inter District Championships in Stirling in 2019 as a result of her performances this year.
We welcomed over 200 P7 pupils from across our cluster to attend a P7 social dance transition event on Tuesday. The event enabled our P7 pupils to experience life at Bell Baxter, and helped to break down fears surrounding PE and extra-curricular activities.
Thank you to the 50+ senior pupils who helped with the event – their encouragement and teaching of dances was invaluable! We hope everyone enjoyed their time at the school.
Ms J. Whittet
[Active Schools Fife]
Our String Group and Wind Band spent Tuesday afternoon at Stratheden Hospital performing Christmas Carols for the patients. The pupils did such a fantastic job that Santa himself made an appearance.
Thank you to everyone – Stratheden staff, Music Instructors, pupils and the patients – who helped to make this a very special occasion.
Mr C. McNicol
[Teacher, Expressive Arts]