Category Archives: Sciences

PCR Workshop

Our Higher Human Biology pupils recently took part in a very interesting and topical workshop on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. The session was led by staff from TimStar Laboratories and was very hands-on as pupils were given the chance to handle the testing equipment whilst learning about the step-by-step process.

Lush Workshop

Recently a group of S4 N5 Lab Skill pupils participated in a fantastic bath bomb making workshop delivered by the bath bomb experts from Lush. Pupils were given the opportunity to create their own scented bath bombs by using the required ingredients and following the recipe instruction. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience.


To celebrate Star Wars Day, on Tuesday 4th May, the Science Department created a fantastic Star Wars themed display on growth mindset and how it drives motivation and achievement.  Miss Watson, Biology Teacher, was the mastermind behind the display which successfully captured the attention of our pupils as they battled the decision to either go to the dark side by maintaining a fixed mindset, or to follow the force with a growth mindset, which will assist them in their school assessments and help them achieve their ambitions.  Which path will you choose?


The science department hosted their annual transition event for the school’s associated primary seven classes on Friday 22nd November. Upon arrival at Braidhurst, primary pupils and staff were escorted into the assembly hall where they participated in a series of fun and informative science experiments and were ably supported throughout by our senior pupils.


Our Science department recently launched a ‘Scientist of the Month’ rewards programme which recognises the fantastic commitment and enthusiasm of our S1 and S2 scientists.

Our first S1 recipients were: Emy Brandt, Cody Grant, Bekki McMahon, Emily McCallum, Aurora Wilson, Milosz Sliwinski, and Chloe Williamson.

Our S2 recipients are: Danielle McCluskey, Amy McCoull, Jennifer Delpero, Emily Findlay, Dainis Sroms, Naomi Tong, and Kyla Helpburn. Well done to each of the pupils for this achievement.


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.