Hayley (S3) has come first in our annual Christmas card illustration competition, with her colourful picture of Santa. Hayley wins a bundle of art materials, and her colourful drawing will appear as the front cover of our Christmas card this year. Well done!
Our S2 Basketball team recently played their first round match of the Basketball League for S2 against Chryston High School. Well done to the squad!
Braidhurst runs a very successful Young Stem Leaders programme, and six of the group recently visited Logans Primary School to deliver a workshop celebrating STEM week. The Young Stem Leaders empowers young people in Scotland to create, inspire, and lead in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths.
Our Performance School pupils recently had the opportunity to speak to the Scottish FA’s wellbeing and protection team about their experience of the programme. This was the first of four participation sessions that Braidhurst has organised to ensure that our pupils’ voices are heard.
Our ‘Future Friday’ provision for pupils on a Friday afternoon recently featured an off-road bike tutorial from Lanarkshire Police which was organised by our campus police officer PC Boyle. Pupils enjoyed finding out about the bikes and how police officers are trained to handle off-road driving. Thank you to Lanarkshire Police for delivering this very interesting session.
Recently our developing the young workforce team invited Gary Dempsey from the @GlasgoPodcast into school to discuss with an audience of senior pupils how many people from Central Scotland have turned their ideas and dreams into successful and lucrative businesses. The radio presenter Ali Wright, Chris Shaw who is the founder of Box Fresh and actor and agent Reece Donnelly also attended the event. Our senior pupils thoroughly enjoyed a Q&A session which offered lots of helpful advice.
Another Reading Schools initiative, organised by our group of pupil literacy ambassadors, is a calendar of literacy themed celebrations which we are running throughout the school year. This month featured World Kindness Day and staff and pupils were asked to recommend their favourite book as an act of kindness to others. A huge thank you to the staff and literacy ambassadors for taking part. Pictured are some of our brilliant literacy ambassadors with their book recommendation which are now displayed on the library bookshelves to help others pick their next book.