Easter Holiday

Just a wee reminder that the school is closing today for the Easter holidays and will open again on Monday 24th April.  I hope that you and your ‘wee pet/s’ have a lovely break and manage to find some sunshine over the skies of Alness or further afield.

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(The oldest child in each family has been issued with the new Spring/Summer school menu.)

BPS Comic Relief Bad Taste Conga

This past week, BPS has been congaing for Comic Relief. We have dressed in wacky clothing and completed a whole school conga.

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We have also been doing a lot of congaing in the playground at breaks and lunches and been out setting fastest conga times with our classes.

Ice Teach flew over from the States to present the winners with certificates and Red Noses for the funniest costumes and the fastest conga times.

But most importantly we were raising money for an amazing cause. The money donated will go to help people less fortunate that we are.

Ice Teach said, ‘I love coming back to see the BPS Massive as they are so caring and want to help others.’

In total we congad for 913km and raised £335.50.

We would like to thank everyone for their donations and are very proud that our community has, once again, demonstrated the values that are so important to us here at BPS.

Many, many thanks,

Orla & Niamh BPS Journos.

North of Scotland Cross Country

It has been a busy time for our cross country runners and on Saturday 11th March sixteen runners represented the school, at this year’s North of Scotland Cross Country Championship.  Although the entry to each race was considerably smaller that the recent Ross-shire races, the quality of the field was very strong, with runners coming from as far away as North Uist and Elgin to compete.

Once again all our runners did exceptionally well and there were two top 10 finishes – Brooklyn Dunn P5/6 finished 8th overall and Jamie Williamson P5 was 9th.

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For five of our runners there is one more big race to go this season and that is the Scottish Championships on Saturday 22nd April.  We wish them all the best.

Ross-shire Cross Country Success!

On Friday 3rd March sixteen pupils represented Bridgend at this year’s Primary Cross Country Championships for Ross-shire schools.  It was a beautiful day for running and this was reflected by the size of field in each race, approximately 210 girls and 260 boys. All our athletes ran really well and finished well up the field.  Two of our girls secured top 10 finishes and three of our boys finished in the top 20!  The girl’s team finished third in their group and the boy’s won their section (for the large schools in Ross-shire).

Next up for the runners is the North of Scotland race on Saturday 11th March, at Alness Academy.  We wish all our runners the very best!