A group of teachers and pupils from Braidhurst High School visited P7 pupils at Logans Primary School last week in order to engage in some French activities with them. Mrs Magowan, PT Modern Languages, conducted a lesson on ‘Les Vacances’ and pupils were able to play ‘Jacques a dit’ (Simon Says) to consolidate their learning. She was ably assisted by S4 pupils Skye Wilkinson and Louise May.
Another group, led by Mr Egan, carried out a boules tournament outside in the grounds of the school and was helped by S4 pupils Jay Goode, Ross Lines, Lennon Newell and Finlay Anderson. S5 pupils Charlene Brandt and Emily Irvine, led a third group in French aerobics; a French version of the Hokey Pokey. Both girls were very impressed by the level of French used by the P7 pupils. They were helped by S4 pupils Kate Mitchell and Iona Eldhose.
The final activity, organised by Mrs Currie, was an array of French board games to practice topics such as food and drink and numbers, ending with a very popular game of bingo.
All primary and secondary pupils thoroughly enjoyed their experience and look forward to developing the liaison further in the new session.
On Tuesday 11th June the school hosted its annual awards ceremony recognising the academic, endeavour, sporting and wider achievements of its pupils alongside those with perfect attendance. Pupils were invited to attend the event with their parents/carers in the school assembly hall where they were presented with certificates and a range of trophies and cups. Well done to each pupil who received a prize – their hard work paid off. We were delighted to be joined by former pupil and local celebrity, Tam Cowan.
Congratulations to two of our senior pupils, James Hemmings and Ellie Murphy, who were recently invited to the Holyrood Parliament in Edinburgh where they were presented with the prestigious Diana Award. Both pupils won the award due to their exceptional attitude towards others, their strong sense of community spirit and the countless hours they have volunteered at various local groups within and out with school. This is a tremendous achievement and both James and Ellie thoroughly enjoyed their day in Edinburgh with their families.
Both the U13 and U15 boys’ football teams recently lifted the Lanarkshire Cup once The U15 side played their tournament winning match on Thursday 13th June against Calderglen High School. The final score was 3-2 with goals coming from Joe McPake and Ryan Menzies, the latter was also named Player of the Match. Meanwhile the U13 team clinched victory on Monday 17th June against St Andrew’s and St Bride’s. Congratulations to the players and school staff on their hard work throughout the football season.
On Wednesday 5th June the school hosted its annual senior prom at the Redstone Hotel, near Larkhall. The school would like to thank the prom committee of S5/S6 pupils, Biology teacher Miss Watson and Depute Head in charge of senior school Teacher Miss Anderson for organising a fantastic event. The evening saw pupils from S5-S6 and many staff celebrate the success and achievements of our senior students, especially those who are leaving school to being a new chapter of their lives at university, college or in the workplace.
Congratulations to our pupils who attended the Scottish FA Performance School Graduation ceremony at Hampden Park on Saturday 8th June. The Braidhurst performance school pupils were each invited onstage and awarded a certificate which recognised their achievement at completing the programme after four years at school. After the graduation ceremony the boys were interviewed on the Hampden pitch in front of a huge crowd of thousands of football fans who were there to watch the Scotland –v- Cyprus international qualifier. The pupils then took their own seat to watch the match. Well done to all our pupils on a fantastic four years.
On Wednesday 8th May, Braidhurst’s cluster primary schools – Ladywell, Logans, and Muir Street, were invited to take part in a potted sports event which took place in the school’s sports barn. The day was a huge success with the P7 pupils being ably assisted by a group of Braidhurst pupil helpers. Well done to all involved!