Category Archives: Wider achievements

U16 football success

Our congratulations go to the U16 football team and their coach, Mr Lambrou, on reaching the final of the Fife Cup.  The team defeated Queen Anne HS 4 – 1 last night on their way to the final.

Scorers were Oren McConnell, Mathew Mayberry, Joseph Roberts and Lyle Robertson.

The final will be played at Bayview, home of East Fife, on Friday, 20th April.  Kick-off is 6.45pm and entry to the ground will be £2.  The boys would love to have a large crowd supporting them in the final, so please come along.

Higher Modern Studies trip to Parliament

Over the last two weeks the Modern Studies Department has organised and run two separate trips, with a total of 55 pupils and 5 staff, to the Scottish parliament.  This is an opportunity during the school year for the Higher Modern Studies pupils to solidify some of the knowledge that they have acquired over the preceding months.

This trip involved an exciting and rare opportunity for pupils to see how our Scottish parliament manages its day.  The pupils also had the opportunity to meet with some of our local MSP’s.  During this time there were a series of excellent questions involving Brexit; effectiveness of the parliament; voting systems, and challenging MSP’s about views they had expressed during FMQ’s.

The pupils were lucky enough to meet with Willie Rennie (Leader, Scottish Liberal Democrats), Murdo Fraser (Regional MSP, Scottish Conservatives) and Mark Ruskell (Regional MSP, Scottish Green Party).

In all the pupils really enjoyed their day out on both days.  The trip has aided and developed their understanding of Democracy in Scotland and a greater understanding of how our system of government works on a daily basis.  Many thanks to the Scottish Education Centre for offering us this rare opportunity.

The Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture winner

Our congratulations go to Murdo McAllister (S1) who won best entry in the Junior Category of the South & East Regional Award of The Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture’s “Schools Art Award 2018”.

The “Schools Art Award” is open to all secondary schools in Scotland and is considered by teachers to be one of the most prestigious awards open to Scottish schools.  The award has now been running for 32 years and aims to showcase the creativity of young Scottish talent.

A big ‘thank you’ to Ms Kennedy, Expressive Arts, for submitting Murdo’s work to the competition.

Murdo’s work, alongside all the winning pieces, can be viewed at a special exhibition to be held at the RSA’s building in Edinburgh from 24th March, 2018 – 8th April, 2018.  Access to the exhibition is free via the ticket desk at the front door of the RSA.

The Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

Can you help?

Several groups in the school are hoping to work on gardens located at the Janny’s Hoose over the coming months and bring them back to their former glory.  We would really appreciate it if the community were able to help with any donations of pots, compost, bulbs, seeds or even plants to support this project.

Any pupils, parents/carers or groups who have gardening skills or expertise, and would be willing to share these with the school, should contact Mrs Jeffrey or Mrs Kidson  via the Bell Baxter Enquiries email address.

Thank you


Athletics success

Congratulations to Arran Howe, Jack Hanley and Sophie Coughlin who have all had some recent athletics success at national and local level as members of sports disability teams.

Sophie and Jack were medallists in the recent round of the East District Cross Country series.  Members of the Bell Baxter team have been performing well in this series this session.

Additionally, Arran and Sophie were part of the Fife A and Fife B teams who participated in the Scottish Sports Hall Athletics Championships at Grangemouth last week.  Arran was a member of the winning Fife A team who took the overall title, while Sophie was a member of the Fife B team who came a creditable 4th in the overall standings.

Well done to  all three pupils.

Find out more about sporting opportunities for young people living with disabilities @DisabilitySportFife.