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Latest News & Events

Find out all the latest news about Bell Baxter and learn about some of the events which are being run in the school throughout the year.  If you would like further information about any of the events, please contact the school directly on (01334) 659459.

Previous news articles for 2016/2017 are found at 2016/2017 Achievements & Events.

Disability Fife Swimming Championships

Arran Howe achieved a gold and silver medal and Joshua Hynd Rodger achieved a silver medal.

Scottish Schools Burns Competition

Catherine Reid (Snare Drum) S5, Bryony Baxter (Fiddle) S5, Lucy Campbell (Voice) S5 and Esme Finnie (Voice) S4 all represented Fife at the Scottish Schools Burns Competition due to their success at the Cupar Burns Competition and the Fife Burns Competition. Catherine was awarded 3rd place in the S5/6 Instrumental category. As a region, Fife won the vocal and instrumental sections. These prizes were won through combined marks of competitors from each region.

Scottish Cross Country Championships

Esmee Thoms (S1) represented the school at the recent Scottish Cross Country Championships on Saturday 5th March. Esmee finished 19th out of 150. This is an excellent achievement for her first competition at national level.

Scottish Space School - University of Strathclyde

Congratulations to Hannah Braidwood (S5) who has successfully gained a place to attend the Scottish Space School at the University of Strathclyde in June.

Charities Group - Coppers For the Copper

Tuesday 7th and 14th March - PC Loveoliver is in school to collect any spare change for a good cause. Loveoliver is a Fife-based charity founded by a couple of Fife teachers following the death of their baby. It raises money for research into childhood cancer as well as funding support for affected families.

S5/S6 pupils attend First Minister’s Questions

Senior pupils visited the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 16th and Thursday 23rd March to observe the First Minister’s Questions. Afterwards the pupils got the opportunity to talk to some of the MSPs.

Young Enterprise Top Company Runners Up

Our Young Enterprise Company, Meraki, attended the Fife Regional Young Enterprise Awards Ceremony at the Dean Park Hotel in Kirkcaldy on Thursday 23rd March.

It was a fantastic night, with Bell Baxter picking up awards in 6 of the 7 categories and winning Top Company of the Year Runners Up. This is an excellent achievement – well done Meraki!

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Congraulations to Kirsty Harris (S4) who received her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award from Mr. Black on Friday 24th March.

UKMT Maths Challenge - 9th March 2017

On Thursday 9th March four S1 and S2 pupils from Bell Baxter took part in the Edinburgh Regional Final of the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Team Challenge. During the course of the day they took part in a series of mathematical challenges testing not only their mathematical ability but also their ability to work as a team. The team performed consistently well across the day and despite tough competition from other schools achieved second place overall.

The Bell Baxter team consisted of Gregor Akers (S1), Orla Crane (S2), James Painter (S2) and Elanor Thompson (S1).

S1 – Eleanor Thompson and Gregor Ackers

S2 – Orla Crane and James Painter

Girls Football Olympiad

Isla Roberts (S2), Niamh Gavin (S4) and Holly Roberts (S5) have been selected to represent Fife at the Olympiad event which will bbe held in Germany in June.

Fife Schools Football Association

Ross Falconer (S6) represented Fife Schools FA in the National Trophy semi-finals against Lothian in Musselburgh on Wednesday 8th March.

Online School Payments

Online school payments will be rolled out to all schools in Fife over the next 12 months. Fife Council is introducing a secure online payment system called iPayimpact which will offer parents/carers a convenient and flexible way to make payments for a range of school services. The system has a ‘shopping basket’ approach, allowing payments to be made for each child including dinner money, school trips, uniforms, after-school clubs, milk and many other school payments in one easy transaction - just add to the basket and check out! More information will be issued when we have a confirmed date for Bell Baxter.