Despite the Covid-19 pandemic curtailing many of the normal inter-house events in the school, the senior house captains and prefects ran a pumpkin carving competition for their fellow S5 and S6 pupils on Friday 30th October. The event followed all social distancing and enhanced hygiene guidelines but also delivered a much-needed injection of fun into the school’s Halloween celebrations. Many of the pumpkins modelled fantastically spooky designs but in the end it was Lorne house who grabbed first place in both the fifth year and sixth year competition.
On Friday 9th October, the school hosted its first inter-house event of the session, a hotly contested inter-house rounders competition. The event was organised with social distancing and safety as a priority but the participants still had great fun battling it out for the title in the sunshine. The eventual winners of the event were Morven house. A huge well done to all of our competitors.
The Malawi Committee staged their latest fundraising effort, a ‘Table Tennis World Cup’, on Monday 1st of December. Thirty-nine players competed in the tournament with fifth-year pupil Luke Hamilton being crowned the eventual winner. Well done to Luke, who received a £20 Nando’s voucher as his prize, and to all of the other participants who raised money for next year’s Malawi trip.
Braidhurst High will hold an Open Evening for P6 and 7 pupils and parents, and S1/2 pupils and parents, on Tuesday the 22nd of October, between 4-6.30pm. It will give pupils, and their parents, a chance to see around the school, meet staff and participate in activities. All staff would be delighted to welcome you to Braidhurst High, a school where pupils are supported in their aspirations, to help them achieve excellence.
The school hosted a fantastic evening of music, dance and drama on Tuesday 18th June at its annual summer concert, the ‘Symphony of Success’. A packed audience in the school assembly hall thoroughly enjoyed the displays from our very talented pupils, whether it was a solo dance to Beyoncé, a musical medley from our incredible concert band, or an entertaining drama sketch. A highlight of the night featured the school’s wider community as the local primary school choirs from Muir Street and Logans took to the stage together to sing a selection of songs. The school are very proud of its fantastic pupils and would like to thank all school staff who were on hand to make the night roaring success, especially the staff of the Performing Arts department, Miss Donnelly, Mr Crawford and Mrs Reilly.
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.