New generation of legal eagles

Susan Henretty and Blair Duncan, both Blackadders Solicitors, spoke to S5 and S6 pupils yesterday about careers in the legal profession. Susan and Blair talked candidly about their work and the possible avenues open to pupils who aim to work as solicitors.

Mr Duncan would like to ‘thank’ Blair and Susan for taking the time to speak to a future generation of solicitors.

Technologies’ Careers Day

A number of exhibitors were in school on Thursday as part of the Technologies’ Careers Day.  Exhibitors spoke to pupils about destinations available to school leavers – including apprenticeships, work and college.  Pupils were also given the opportunity to participate in some practical workshops, ranging from stone masonry to slating.

Miss Thomson would like to ‘thank’ the following participants for their support – Poppy Scotland, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, Business Gateway, University of Abertay, Fife College, Braisby Roofing, Jannettas Gelateria, Haud yer Wheest, Fife Council Conservation Officer, East Fife Joinery, Fife Council Building Services, Ross Hastie Sign Writers, Fife Historic Building Trust, Fife and Tayside Traditional Building  Forum, Arc Architects and FAC Sweeney Stone Masonry.

You can follow what happened during the day on Twitter @BBHS_Technologies.

DAS athletics success

Our DAS pupils took part in Tuesday’s East District Cross Country series in Edinburgh.  The pupils achieved the following results:

Arran Howe (S5) – 3rd place in the 2k
Sophie Coughlin – 1st place in the 1k
Jack Hanley – 2nd place in the 500m
David Norry – 2nd S2 boy in the 500m

In addition, Nikole Spinks and Kian Mallord completed their respective 500m races and significantly improved their times from the November event.

Congratulations to the whole team!

Cricket Scotland: Past, present & future

Cricket Scotland launched a photographic exhibition located in Hampden Park, Glasgow.  The exhibition displays a range of cricket memorabilia re-telling the story of the game and its impact on life in Scotland.

One of the photographs in the exhibition shows a Bell Baxter HS cricket side from 1972(?).  Do you know any of the “likely lads” featured in the photograph?

The display will run until May 2018 as part of the Sports Heritage Scotland series.

School app

Information enabling pupils, parent and carers to register for the school app is being sent out this week.  Emails have already been sent to S1 (Monday), S2 (Tuesday) and S5 (last term) parents.  Please register – code available in email – to receive notifications.

'I am being prepared for life' (Ad vitam paror)

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