Bell Baxter High School
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Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
Recent Website Updates
30th September 2015
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News of events for the new session will appear here shortly.
Health and Wellbeing Summer Newsletter
The summer edition of the Bell Baxter Health and Wellbeing newsletter is now available. The newsletter looks to celebrate our work in promoting Health and Wellbeing as a responsibility for all within the Bell Baxter High School community.
You can read about our aspiring sportsmen and women; look back at the activities undertaken as part of Health Week; view details of sports activities running in the school, and learn about various aspects of promoting a healthy lifestyle.
You can follow the work of the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing on Twitter @Bellbaxter_hwb.
Extra-Curricular Sports Provision
Extra-curricular sports plays an important part in the life of pupils at Bell Baxter. As part of our support for a lifestyle, pupils are encouraged to participate in sport. At Bell Baxter pupils can get involved in a range of extra-curricular sports during lunchtime and after school.
Pupils can choose from dance, football, badminton, rugby to netball to name but a few! Furthermore, senior pupils are encouraged to lead sporting activities in the school, often helping to run many of the sports sessions.
A copy of the “Extra-curricular activities, 2015-2016” is now available on the website.
Rugby Programme - Update
The school is running a Rugby Programme with the support of the STU and Howe of Fife RFC. Currently, over 160 boys and 26 girls are involved in curricular and extra-curricular training sessions and games as part of the rugby programme.
The school finished fourth in the SRU’s Blue Conference league and being the only comprehensive school within the competition this is an incredible achievement by all of the teams.
The school’s commitment to rugby will be strengthened further following the visit of Mr Runciman to our cluster primary 7 classes to during November and December. Mr Runciman aims to aid the transition between primary and secondary by providing a fun and basic understanding of rugby to pupils…..full article.
Our Sports Leaders have been on placement at Castlehill PS and St.Columbus RC PS for 6 weeks. They have successfully been delivering football to P4 – P6 classes. Some of the Sports Leaders have gained additional leadership skills in the Active Schools Rural Schools Project. This programme involves leading extra -curricular mulit-sport activities at Pitlessie, Craigrothie, and Springfield Primary Schools. Hopefully, with this experience the Sport Leaders are gaining the necessary skills for future employment.
Taking it On
Scottish Student Sport and Active Schools have been working with Mr Lowrie to promote sporting opportunities in Further Education. Staff and students from St.Andrews University came along to the school to deliver taster sessions to senior pupils in Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Cheerleading and Archery. The sessions were developed to promote a sporting pathway for senior pupils when continuing their studies at College or University with the hope that they would take up a new sport or develop the sport they are already involved in.
Our Active School Ambassadors Morgan Middleton, Louise Howat, Lucy Jack, Sarah Paterson and senior pupil volunteer Tabi Gudgeon were all involved with Dairsie’s annual cross country event in September for local primary schools. This traditional event has been running for several years at Louise’s home farm where 88 pupils participated. Thank you to all the girls for being there for such an early start, setting up of the course and managing to keep smiling through the cold wet feet and dodging of horse muck!
The Active Schools Ambassadors have been leading an extra-curricular lunchtime multi-activity club to pupils within the Department of Additional Support. The pupils have been participating in physical activity stations to improve motor co-ordination skills. Both participants and deliverers have thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and they are continuing up until the Christmas holidays.