End of Term Assembly

It is hard to believe that we are at the end of Session 2021-2022! On Tuesday, we held our End of Term Assembly to celebrate and thank all those individuals who have worked hard to make Bridgend better!

We were treated to some wonderful music from our Strings group who played a few tunes. They were brilliant!

First, we thanked our Pupil Council Reps, who have worked really hard this year to represent Pupil Voice across the school.

We said a big thank you to our renewed Digital Leaders group, which will be working on a number of new projects next session.

We’ve also been delighted to have our BFA back up and running this year. Thanks go to our BFA Committee and Mr Batchelor and Mr Smith for helping out.

We’ve also been treated to Funky Friday’s thanks to our brilliant P7 dancing group! Thanks to all of them for their entertaining routines!
We were also delighted to find out that the ROSSKEEN REDS were the Overall House Points winners for session 2021-22. We are looking forward to finding out who will be the winners next year!

It has been a very busy session and we would like to thank EVERYONE in the Bridgend community for their continued support throughout this year.

We will see everyone again, ready for session 2022-23 on Tuesday 16th August @ 9am!

Have a great summer holiday!

Colour Run

A wee while ago, we held a Colour Run for all pupils in P1-7. Thankfully, the weather was amazing and we had an absolutely brilliant time! We ran around the perimeter of our pitch and had to enter 2 ‘checkpoints’ where some dry paint was ‘delicately’ applied! As you can see, some of us went home looking very colourful indeed! Thanks to Karla for helping us out and to Cllr Pauline Munro for helping us secure the resources!

Sports Day

We were absolutely delighted to be able to hold our Sports Day in a more ‘normal’ way on Wednesday. It was great to be able to share our sports day with parents, carers and visitors.

The main message of Sports Day was to ‘have fun’ as well as show each just what good sports that we can be at Bridgend. We demonstrated this through a variety of races such as the Obstacle Race, the Sack Race, flat races, Catch the Train, Pirates and the very competitive Firey Cross Relay.

At the end of the infant sports session, it was Averon who were in the lead. But by the end of the P4-7 session, the Rosskeen Reds managed to clinch victory with an astounding 401 points, followed closely by Averon with 366 points, Dalmore with 349 points and Teaninich with 276 points.

Our P7 House Captains were presented with the Bridgend Sports Day trophy.

BFA Final

On Friday, we hosted our very first BFA Final for nearly two years! It was absolutely brilliant to be able to finish the BFA’s first season with such superb weather.

The Blue Team managed to beat the Purple team 4-2 and secured the prestigious BPS BFA Cup Trophy. For those individuals who had been awarded plenty of Fair Play points, they were invited to take part in the Fair Play final.

108 pupils took part in the BFA throughout the season. Our thanks go to the BFA Committee who helped organise and run the leagues. Thanks also go to Mr Batchelor and Mr Smith for their time and efforts too.

Birthday Badge

To celebrate the School’s 60th Birthday last week, the Pupil Council organised a design competition where pupils were asked to create a badge that would commemorate the special occasion. The chosen design would then be produced by Gary Leonard of ‘GarLeonCraft’ and sold to help raise school funds.

The Pupil Council chose the winning design. Congratulations go to Alistair Sutherland in P5 who won the competition. Our thanks go to Gary Leonard for all of his hard work with this. He very kindly created a ‘winner’s bag’ for Alistair, with his very own personalised Bridgend Birthday badge.

Many thanks to all of you who have purchased a birthday badge so far. Order forms are still available from the School Office.

Cross Country

Just before the Easter Holidays, members of our After School Cross Country Running club took part in the Alness Active Schools Cross Country race. The race took place at Crawl Park and competitors ran an 1800m course.

We are delighted to let you know that a number of our runners managed to place within the top ten of boy runners and girls runners and therefore received a medal and certificate for their fantastic achievement.

The runners were an absolute credit to Bridgend with their positive, determined attitude towards the competition, as well as the good sportsmanship that was shown during the race, encouraging each other to do their very best.

Thanks to Karla and the rest of her team for organising this race. We look forward to the next one!

Bridgend’s Birthday Brilliance!

On 27th April, 1962, Bridgend Primary School opened it’s doors for the very first time. To mark the school’s 60th birthday Bridgend celebrated in style! Wednesday was also a very special day, because it was the first time in over 2 years that we were able to welcome visitors back into our school.

The sun was shining and we started our day by gathering on the field for Bridgend’s Birthday Ceilidh, where we boogied to ‘Tell Me Ma’, danced the Virginia Reel and finished with a line dance.

Following this, our Parent Council very kindly donated a special 60th Birthday commemorative flag for EVERY pupil and member of staff in the school.

After our parade around the field, we then formed a giant 60, with all of the current staff and pupils. Our thanks go to Michael Macdonald, who took these amazing images using his drone. We are sure you will agree, the weather was simply amazing for this!

Michael also put together this absolutely fantastic video of our dancing, flag parade and 60. Click the link to view:

To mark each decade from 1962 to 2022, classes came out to sing in front of all of our visitors. The singing finished with the whole school singing ‘This Is Me’ from ‘The Greatest Showman’.

That wasn’t the end of our celebrations! The Parent Council also organised for Miele’s Ice Cream cart to visit the playground in the afternoon. Every pupil and member of staff was treated to ice cream and enjoyed it basking in the glorious sunshine.

To finish, pupils at Bridgend had been busy working on a ‘Bridgend Mini Museum’. Visitors were able to see old photos of the school as well as work from pupils comparing school from the 60s to now. Our thanks go to the Alness Heritage Centre for providing us with lots of different artefacts to add to our museum!

Our 60th Birthday was a truly brilliant day. It was great to celebrate altogether again, bringing back the heart of the Bridgend Community: The children, the parents and the staff. Well done everyone!

Bridgend’s 60th Birthday

WOW! What a fantastic day!!

Thank you to everyone who joined us today for our Birthday celebrations. We hope you enjoyed our dancing and singing! We are still busy collating all of the videos and photos, but here are a couple of photos of Bridgend Boogying!!