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We are a non-denominational Secondary school covering years S1-S6 with a current roll of around 800 pupils.

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Banchory Academy - World School Orienteering Champions

The pupils who have been away at the World Schools Orienteering Championship in Turkey have had a fantastic week. The pupils have been representing both Scotland and the school in both individual and team competitions.  Wednesday saw our M2 boys crowned World Champions, our W2 girls team finished in 8th place.  There were also fantastic individual performances with Jake Chapman finishing 1st, John Getliff 2nd & Joe Wright 4th in their class.  Eilidh Campbell also had an excellent performances, finishing 2nd & 3rd in her races.  A huge well done to all the pupils who took part. Check out our twitter feed @banchorype for pictures from the event.

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A great effort from our U18 girls football team who lost out 2-1 to Portlethen Academy in the Aberdeenshire Schools cup final this week.

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U18 Girls Football

S5 pupils Andrew Wilson, Calum Mackintosh and Vicky Thomson are shown with Professor Jörg Feldmann (University of Aberdeen) and Professor Andrew Morrison (Robert Gordon University) after winning the North Scotland heat of the Royal Society Of Chemistry Schools’ Analyst Competition. This means that Banchory Academy retain the trophy after winning the North Scotland Heat in 2014. They now go through to compete in the UK final, which takes place at Robert Gordon University on June 22nd and 23rd. They successfully determined the mass of quinine in tonic water, the mass of aspirin in an aspirin tablet and the formula masses of 4 different carboxylic acids.

Banchory Beavers Swimmers Club Champions

Congratulations to this years Banchory Beavers Club Champions and Special Trophy Winners. 

 Ben Ferguson, Louis Easton, Angus Harrold, Alicia Lumsden, Jamie McGregor, Isla Yule, Katie Tulloch and Anna Harrold are 2014 Club Champions in their age group. 

 Zoe Hutcheon - Winner of the Endeavour Award

 Ryan Gauld - Winner of the Alex Michalski Trophy

 Rory Steven - Winner of the Land Training Trophy

Congratulations to Mary - Jane Duncan and Emma Sibson, both in S2, who have successfully competed in a number of rounds of the Procurator Fiscal’s speaking competition for S2 and S3 pupils.  On 5th May, they competed in the prestigious surroundings of the Aberdeen City Council Chamber in the Grampian Final on the topic “There would be no hate crime in Scotland if…” The competition takes the form of both speakers delivering 5 minute speeches which are linked in some way and then to answer questions from the audience, the other teams and the judges.   

Against strong competition the Banchory Academy team were judged to have won the Grampian Final and will now compete on May 19th against the winners of the Highland and Islands team.  Well done and good luck for the next stage!

Procurator Fiscals Speaking Competition

ScienceGrrl Career Talks

Robert Gordon College and Aberdeen ScienceGrrl will host an evening of talks with some inspirational local women working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).  The talks are all about the real lives of women working in STEM in the Aberdeen area, what they do and how they got there.  The venue is Robert Gordons College, Craig Performing Arts Centre, 19:00 – 22:00 18th May 2015.

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Royal Society Of Chemistry Schools’ Analyst Competition


Activities Week S1-S3

The winning group of this year’s Banchory Academy S2 Enterprise Project enjoyed lunch at the Tor-Na-Coille Hotel, where the team of 'Pupil Chefs' prepared their winning Starter of Salmon Pate, with Brown bread, and a Chilli Salsa in a jar - which was very well received form the judges and deputy head Mr Colin Nicoll at the luncheon.

The S2 Classes were split into categories:  An Advert, a Brochure , a Sticker and Box for the award winning Bay Chip Shop in Stonehaven, and a Starter Course, that could be served to diners at the Tor-Na-Coille Hotel, using local produce wherever possible.  Local businesses also took part in the challenge - Tor-Na- Coille Hotel, Deeside Photographics, Fraser Media and The Bay Fish and Chip shop.  Category winners  as follows:- FISH BOX WINNER - Loren Brundrett, ADVERT WINNERS - Ailsa Tucker & Loren Brundrett, LEAFLET WINNER - Alyssa Heggie, MASTERCHEF WINNERS - Robbie Coutts & Joshua Bruce, STICKER WINNER -  Ishbel Duncan.

S2 Enterprise Project Tor-Na-Coille

Congratulations to Kerloch, winners of this years Interhouse Multi Event Tournament.  

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S1 Class Novel Evening

Interhouse Championships Multi Event Tournament 2015