19th March 2015

Launch of Flame Out Project
We were delighted to welcome our Executive Director of Education, Andrew Sutherland, local elected members and community partners to the launch of a joint Bellshill Academy and Cardinal Newman HS Fire Safety project. The launch which took place on Friday 13th March in the Academy’s Jura suite, was co-ordinated by Yvonne Macbean (Partnership Officer) and Jim Paterson (Youth Worker, Bellshill Area Team). Yvonne and Jim were given funding by the Bellshill Community Safety Sub Group to work with young people in the area to decrease the amount of wilful fire raising and in particular wheelie bin fires. A group of 25 young people from both Bellshill Academy and Cardinal Newman High worked together to develop a fire prevention peer education pack and educational videos to go along with the pack.

Matt Costello, representing the Community Safety sub group, praised the students for the tremendous effort they had put in to such a worthwhile project.

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6th March 2015

Art Project
A group of S4 pupils from have recently finished two murals which have been displayed in the school hallway. The paintings were inspired by the work of the artist James Cowie, who was a former Principal Teacher at Bellshill Academy. The pupils worked on and finished the murals in their own time after school and everyone was delighted with the final outcome. A small unveiling took place on Tuesday 24th of March where QIO of Expressive Arts, Irene Pandolfi was invited to attend together with Head Teacher Anne Munro, other members of staff and some S1 pupils. Many thanks to Mrs Claire Campbell in the Art department for supporting the pupils throughout this project and congratulations to the students for producing such a fantastic piece of work.

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6th March 2015

ArtPhotoArt Project
A group of S4 pupils from have recently finished two murals which have been displayed in the school hallway. The paintings were inspired by the work of the artist James Cowie, who was a former Principal Teacher at Bellshill Academy. The pupils worked on and finished the murals in their own time after school and everyone was delighted with the final outcome. A small unveiling took place on Tuesday 24th of March where QIO of Expressive Arts, Irene Pandolfi was invited to attend together with Head Teacher Anne Munro, other members of staff and some S1 pupils. Many thanks to Mrs Claire Campbell in the Art department for supporting the pupils throughout this project and congratulations to the students for producing such a fantastic piece of work.

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6th February 2015

Sills Academy 1Construction Crafts Skills Academy
On Wednesday 28th January, we were delighted to welcome Councillor Logue, Convener of Learning and Leisure Services and Andrew Sutherland, Executive Director of Learning and Leisure Services to the school to open the new NLC Construction Crafts Skills Academy which is based in our school campus. The new construction academy will create fantastic opportunities for pupils to move directly into employment, college and training. It will be open to senior pupils from Bellshill Academy, Cardinal Newman High School and schools across North Lanarkshire.

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New construction skills academy opened

 

Skills Academy 8Young apprentices given the opportunity to learn from leading industry experts.

North Lanarkshire’s talented young apprentices have a place to polish their skills and develop their careers in the new NL Construction Crafts Skills Academy.

The new construction academy is aimed creating opportunities for pupils to move directly into employment, college and training.

It will be open to all senior pupils from schools across North Lanarkshire and will be based on the Bellshill Academy campus.

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