Burgh Chambers visit

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Last week, senior pupils, making the most of a Technologies Faculty partnership, visited the recently renovated and restored Burgh Chambers in Cupar.  In addition to a tour of the building, the pupils listened to presentations from the architect and Building Standards Surveyor involved with the work.

A big ‘thank you’ to everyone involved with the project.

Mr A. Lownie
[CL Faculty of Technologies]

Enterprising Maths Competition

A team of Bell Baxter High pupils – Sam Clark (S3), James Painter (S4), Elanor Thompson (S3) and Cameron Brown (S3) – took part in the National Final of the Scottish Enterprising Maths challenge.   Schools from across Scotland had qualified through regional heats with a total of 66 schools taking part in the final held at the Glasgow Science Centre.

The teams had to complete four challenging rounds, each testing a different aspect of maths and teamwork.  The team worked together well throughout the day and finished in a fantastic 5th place overall. Prizes were awarded for each round and the Bell Baxter team were delighted to discover they were the outright winners of the team round.

The team were presented with their prize by Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP.

Mr S. Markham
[Maths Faculty]

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.

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

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