Category Archives: Sciences

S3 Chemists attend the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Christmas lecture

Our S3 Chemists had the fantastic opportunity to attend the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Christmas lecture.  An annual event, the pupils have the chance to listen to lecturers as they talk about their science.

The Royal Society of Chemistry always deliver a fascinating, informative and entertaining lecture. This year the pupils were learning about “Colourful Chemistry”.

Supporting Cupar Foodbank at Christmas

This year, Bell Baxter have decided to organise a “Reverse advent calendar” initiative in aid of Cupar Foodbank.

The initiative asks people to donate items to the ‘calendar’ with the focus being on helping the families most in need in our community.  Boxes will be available in all faculties and the LRC throughout the school between Monday, 26th November and Friday, 14th December to receive your donations.  Whether you are able to donate a single item, or multiple items throughout the 3 weeks, all will be gratefully received by both us and the Foodbank.

The Foodbank have advised us that the most requested items include hot chocolate, long-life fruit juice, tinned meat products, savoury snacks (dated after Christmas), diluting juice, jelly, toiletries and/or Christmas goodies.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Miss McNeill (Room 334, Science) or Ms MacConnochie (Room 321, Modern Languages).

Thank you for supporting this initiative and helping us to spread a little bit of festive cheer.

Ms A. MacConnochie
[Teacher, International Languages & Culture]

The new face of the £50 note

A British scientist is to feature on the new £50 in recognition of the contribution made by Science to the prosperity, health and wellbeing of us all.

As the monarch is the only living person who can feature on a Bank of England notes the Scientist chosen must be deceased.

Our S1 and S2 pupils are being encouraged to research our shortlisted scientists to make an informed decision about whom they would like to appear on the new note.

Which scientist do you think deserves to win this accolade?

Bell Baxter’s shortlisted scientists

“Engineering the future for girls”

Do you have an interest in engineering?  If so, you may have an opportunity to find out more about a future career in engineering from the University of Strathclyde.

S3 girls are invited to apply for a “week of fun and inspiration” as part of Strathclyde University’s “Engineering a future for girls” programme running from 17th to 21st June, 2019.  This non-residential course involves a range of engineering challenges to inspire the next generation of female engineers.

To apply or find out more go to the Engineering the future for girls site.

Festival of Engineering opportunity, S1-S3

Pupils in S1-S3 are being offered the opportunity to attend the Festival of Engineering at Babcock Rosyth.  This event celebrates the world and wonder of engineering through challenges, games, speeches and technology.  If you would like to take part in this event and a Naval Engineering challenge in the lead up, with a chance to win prizes, please see Mrs Cameron in Room 332 at lunchtime on Thursday, 1st November.