Banff Academy pupils support P7 pupils from all across our cluster to prepare for Banff Academy.
Our senior pupils at Banff Academy are aware that the step up from primary 7 to Banff Academy can be daunting for lots of P7 pupils, and especially for those who go to small feeder primaries or have no older siblings at Banff Academy. As such Abbie Christie and Kaydi McArthur, our S6 Health & Wellbeing Young Leaders decided to support every P7 pupil, at every feeder primary school to address general questions, worries or anxieties P7 pupils may have. Kaydi and Abbie did an outstanding job: they took the time to carefully plan and deliver lessons to pupils at all of our feeder primaries. They led discussion sessions about what is the same and what is different about the two types of school. P7 pupils had lots of opportunities to speak up about their concerns and Abbie and Kaydi were able to answer all of their questions and inform and reassure the P7 pupils. The photo below shows Abbie and Kaydi with some P7 pupils from Banff Primary school. Both seniors are ex-Banff Primary pupils and they enjoyed their visit to their old school enormously. P7 pupils and teachers told us they found the visits very helpful.
On Thursday the 6th February at 7pm, we are very excited to launch a brand new fundraiser here at Banff Academy!
Various members of staff and senior pupils have been hard at work mastering the steps to their given routines, and will soon be ready to strut their stuff in front of a judging panel, all in the name of fundraising! So, if you’re looking for something to cheer you up on a cold and dark winter evening, please come along and support our staff and pupils. Tickets will be available at the door on the evening priced at £6 for adults and £4 for concessions. What a bargain for a laugh and some quality entertainment! 😊