Easter School 2019

Easter School will run in Braidhurst High School on the 1st and 2nd of April. This presents an excellent opportunity for pupils to hone their skills and gain invaluable exam advice and practice.

Pupils who want to participate should return their forms to Miss Kerr by Friday the 15th of March at the latest.

 

GIRLS’ NETBALL

The Braidhurst S3/4 and S2 netball teams were both in action recently with the S3/4 girls winning their matches against St Ambrose High School on Monday 4th March the S2 girls won their game against Our Lady’s High School in Motherwell with Emily Dougan being named Player of the Match.

GIRLS’ FOOTBALL FESTIVAL

Pupils from our girls football programme recently assisted at the Girls’ Football Festival at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility where primary teams from across the authority competed in the tournament. The Braidhurst girls were highly commended by the organisers of the festival for all of their help and support.

U16 BOYS SCOTTISH CUP

The U16 boys’ football team played their Scottish Cup semi-final match against Linlithgow Rose Football Club on Friday 1st March. Despite goals from Alex Lowry and Max McGuigan the score remained a 3-3 draw which took the match to a penalty shoot-out which Braidhurst unfortunately lost. Well done to the team for reaching the semi-finals!

EDINBURGH SCIENCE FESTIVAL

On Friday 1st March a group of 44 Braidhurst pupils attended a great day out at the Edinburgh Science Festival at the National Museums Scotland. Pupils had the opportunity to explore the exhibits and develop their STEM learning and skills as part of our developing the young workforce programme.

MODERN LANGUAGES SUCCESS

A group of pupils from class 2M won a prestigious award last week. They performed in a short film in which they sang and danced to a French version of Mama Mia, written up by their French teacher Mrs Magowan. Instead of the usual words, they used common classroom problems in French and acted out the performance in the Drama Department with the help of Mrs. Magowan, and Drama teacher Mrs. Reilly. This was forwarded to the French Institute in Edinburgh and the pupils were delighted to learn that they had won second prize! This was a wonderful achievement, considering entries were invited from all over Scotland. The group is now considering a second French performance, as they enjoyed the experience so much!

JOHN LEWIS CUSTOMER CONTACT CENTRE VISIT

Pupils from sixth year recently visited the John Lewis Customer Contact Centre as part of the school’s commitment to ‘Developing the Young Workforce’. The pupils spent the day learning individual and group interview skills, answered scenario questions and developed their telephone customer service technique.

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