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
Congratulations to Madeline Smiles (S1) who won a silver medal at the Scottish Judo Championships held in the Emirates Stadium, Glasgow at the weekend.
Well done on completing a successful 2018 season.
Miss T. Pollock
[PT Guidance, S1]
Our DAS pupils took part in the latest round of the East District Cross Country running series gaining excellent results.
Thomas Quigg – 1st S1 boy
Eilidh Lennox – 2nd S4 girl
David Norry – 3rd S2 boy
Aaliyah Black – Completed course
Sophie Coughlin – 1st S3 girl
Jack Hanly – 2nd S2 boy
Our congratulations go to Maya Knight (S1), Hope Brown (S3) and Isla Brown (S4) who have all been selected to represent girls’ football at regional level.
Maya and Hope have both made the Fife Schools’ U15 Girls Football Squad, with Hope and Isla also being named in the Fife Olympiad U18 Girls Football Squad.
The Olympiad Squad will see the girls preparing for selection for the 2020 Pointoise Olympiad in France. If selected to play in the final squad, the girls will play in France against teams from Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey and Germany
We wish the girls well for this season and beyond!
There are still a number of spaces available on the next World Challenge expedition to Cambodia & Vietnam, 2020. If you are interested in being part of this fantastic trip, please come and meet the World Challenge staff on Thursday, 8th November @ lunchtime in the Science Learning Hub.
Come and find out what it’s like on expedition; how the programme runs, and get some fundraising ideas.