ALL students in fourth year took part in a series of workshops and presentations given by members of the Tree of Knowledge organisation.
As part of the engagement, pupils looked at how the brain works, emotional intelligence and the workings of the left and right hand side of the brain.
AS part of promoting Fair Trade, pupils and staff took part in the Go Bananas initiative, where everyone had the opportunity to munch their way through a banana and so promote Fair Trade and their own health.
STUDENTS studying Higher and Advanced Higher Chemistry attended a lecture on chemical engineering given by an ex-head girl of Belmont Academy, Julie Dunlop of Glaxo SmithKline.
FORTY pupils studying higher modern studies travelled to the Crichton Campus at Dumfries for the annual Higher Modern Studies Conference. The event proved to be very enjoyable and informative and a very useful preparation for the exam in May.
TWENTY three students studying Higher Business Management attended the revision conference at Paisley Town Hall last week. Again exam preparation was the feature of the day, all part of the build up to the national diet in May.
THIRD year students following the hospitality course spent time at Domino’s Pizza last week to learn more about the other side of the counter and the work that goes into preparing fast food.
SPOTLIGHT young enterprises are currently selling Standard Grade maths guides to all third and fourth year students. These guides are being sold in the atrium during interval and lunch.
AUDITIONS are now under way for the block-busting talent show Belmont’s Got Talent which is being staged in the school on Tuesday, March 31. Tickets will be on sale shortly.
CONGRATULATIONS to Belmont Academy pupils who achieved great personal successes at the Scottish Schools Swimming Gala. Competitors Alix Picken, Perran Cater, Lewis Cater, Nicole Duffy and Finlay Rae did really well.
PC Scott Marshall from Strathclyde Police Road Traffic Unit gave a most interesting presentation to parents in the assembly hall focusing on driving responsibilities for young adults 17-25.
FIFTH and sixth year students studying art and design travelled to the National Gallery in Edinburgh to visit the exhibition showing the work submitted by students across Scotland for Advanced Higher Art and Design.
STAFF were saddened to learn of the recent death of Helen Campbell who had a long and distinguished career at the school as a modern languages teacher, retiring as principal teacher of guidance for Cumbrae House.
MEMBERS of the Year Council met with the school nurse Donna Hillis on Friday. Mrs Hillis spoke to them about the national health promotion initiative the academy is piloting in conjunction with the NHS Trust and the Scottish Government.
WELL done to third year boys who beat Marr to win the third year Scottish Volleyball Competition – George Wylie, George Adam, Ross McKelvie, Greg Telfer, Glen McKnight and Robin Hill.