Bell Baxter was officially recognised as a Direct Licensing Centre (DLC) for the internationally acclaimed Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme. This means that the school is a licensed organisation able to deliver the award to our pupils and partner groups.
Miss Doig (DofE Manager) was joined by third year pupils Chris Sanderson, Kirsty Armour, Christina Orr and Ethan Burkin at a a ceremony held at Queen Anne HS last week to mark the handover of licensing for the award to Fife schools.
The new licence and plaque were handed over to the Bell Baxter representatives by Gayle Gorman (HM Chief Inspector for Schools & Chief Executive Education Scotland) and Barry Fisher (Director of DofE Scotland). Guests also included Carrie Lindsay (Executive Director, Education and Children’s Services) and Phil Black (Head of Education and Children’s Services).
Congratulations to Sara Black (S6) and Abby Falconer (S4) who were presented with their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards by Ms Penrose yesterday.
The DofE provided both Sara and Abby with an opportunity to get involved in community projects. Sara did some fundraising on behalf of CHAS raising £209 for the charity, while Abby helped out at the Cat Protection Centre.
The commitment that Sara and Abby had to make to complete the award shouldn’t be underestimated. Well done!
The Captains Team – Sam, Robert, Teetash, Esme, Christian and Megan (S6) – have put together a comprehensive list of all the clubs and sporting activities which go on around the school during the week. There are a wide range of activities for pupils to get involved with – something for everyone!
Extra-curricular activities and clubs, Session 2018-2019
The school welcomed P7 pupils from our cluster primary schools to a Transition Day last Wednesday. The pupils had a very busy day creating garments out of recycled material for a fashion show; participating in lots of outdoor activities during a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award session, and finding information around the school in a treasure hunt.
Last week’s event was a fantastic opportunity for the P7 pupils to meet staff, find their way around the building and participate in some great activities.
A big ‘thank you’ to all of the staff who helped make the day such a success.
We look forward to seeing everyone again in June!