Pupils in the Maths department have soared to the top of the North Lanarkshire Maths Contest claiming 1st, 2nd and 4th places. 1st place went to Lucie Macis with an impressive 99% accuracy, followed closely by Jacky Luo in 2nd place and Cameron Brand in 4th place. Well done to our future math superstars!
Last week the Maths department celebrated Pi Day with pupils in S1-S3 learning about irrational numbers, having pi recitals and competing in Pi Dingbat competitions. It was also the North Lanarkshire Sumdog competition, our top performing class were 1.1 and our school winners were Brianna McLeod, Lucie Macis, Cooper McHolm, Alexander Mathieson and Jay Sneddon.
Pupils in the Maths department have recently had fun learning about fractions, decimals and percentages. As part of this they took part in a competition combining Maths with Modern Art inspired by the work of Ellsworth Kelly. Our overall S1 winner was Jacky Luo and our S1 class winners were Emily Findlay, Aaron Craig, Logan Lambert and Isabelle Costea.
The Higher Photography class took part in this year’s Glasgow University ‘Maths Inside’ photography competition. Andrew Gilmour in S5 gained a commended award for his photograph using the schools tower block to compose a photograph showing symmetry within the architecture.
Braidhurst recently hosted their very first Connections Festival which celebrated Literacy and Health and Wellbeing over three days and involved every young person in S1 to S3. They participated in a range of events, including a series of fun and informative author sessions from novelists Alex Nye, Kirkland Ciccone, and Philip Caveney; selected pupils were participated in workshops which included taster sessions on: slam poetry, comic books, stand-up comedy, storytelling, healthy cookery, yoga, Brazilian drumming, music recording, mindfulness and meditation, football, dance, Internet Safety, Women’s Aid, reading with pets and Young Carers. It was an action-packed few days for pupils and was only made possible by the funding which was gratefully received from the Pupil Equity Fund.
The Maths department recently celebrated Maths Week Scotland. Pupils participated in team problem solving challenges, including ‘Bowland Maths’ and ‘Maths wi Nae Borders’. Some of our S3 classes have been learning how the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans influenced Maths and some of our local P7s took part in our Practical Maths Challenge looking at problem solving, tolerance and measure whilst building mini football tables with jelly baby players. Our S2s have had fun participating in the National Sumdog contest. Braidhurst’s top 5 pupils, pictured below, are Chloe McKenzie, Marshall Lennox, Robbie Kennedy, Emily Dougan and Katie Morrison.