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Railway Safety

IMPORTANT message from the British Transport Police

As lockdown eases and the school holidays approach, we’re expecting trespassing to increase. 

If children and young people are drunk at a railway station or near the tracks, they’re heightening the risk that they will end up unintentionally getting injured on the railway. For this reason, we are urging parents to check in with their children as the summer holiday approach.

Do your teens know the devastating consequences of stepping on the tracks? Make sure your teens know that trespassing can have life-changing consequences by showing them the film at https://www.youvstrain.co.uk/

Stepping onto the track at any time or in any circumstance is dangerous. 25,000 volts of electricity can jump from overhead cables, the electrified third rail looks just like an ordinary rail, and modern trains can almost silently reach speeds of 125mph.  

WELCOME BACK

The Braidhurst community welcomed back all pupils to school after an extended period of home or blended learning due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On Monday 26th April pupils in S1 to S6 arrived at school eager to resume classroom learning with their teachers.

Enhanced hygiene measures remain in place, including the wearing of face masks for all pupils when indoors, pupils remaining in year group bubbles throughout the day, and increased hand washing with anti-bacterial hand wash as they enter the school building.

All pupils are also encouraged to follow school uniform guidance which includes the wearing of full uniform with a Braidhurst blazer, unless they are scheduled to participate in P.E, and on these days they are expected to arrive at school in clothing suitable for outdoor exercise.   A blazer must be worn at all times.

The entire Braidhurst community are delighted to have all pupils back in school and learning. Good luck everyone for the term ahead.

Parent / Carer Questionnaire

We at  Braidhurst appreciate that the current restrictions can provide challenges for all of us that we might not have anticipated. We know things can change quickly creating both barriers and opportunities in all aspects of life.  As a school we want to know how all our parents / carers are doing at this time supporting their child. If you could possibly complete the short questionnaire we would be really grateful. Thank you.

SENIOR AWARDS EVENT

On Tuesday 6th of October, the school held an awards ceremony for our senior pupils to recognise and celebrate their hard work from the previous session. It was not the usual Braidhurst prize-giving ceremony, but the event allowed the school community to praise our pupils who produced a high standard of work by consistently applying themselves. Each pupil received a certificate and a photograph was taken for them to take home.

Last session we had two pupils who achieved our DUX award: Olivia Biggart and Cameron May. We are delighted for them both.

Our award winners in S4 were:

  • Ryan Brown (Design and Manufacture)
  • Louise Day (German)
  • Iona Eldhose (Biology, Chemistry, Art & Design, French, Maths, and Modern Studies)
  • Summer Keenan (Physical Education & Physics -joint)
  • Craig McCall (Graphic Communication and Physics -joint)
  • Victoria Nicholls (Maths Applications)
  • Jamie Rae (English and Computing Science)
  • David Rankin (Admin and IT)
  • Casey Rodger (Achieve)
  • Nikki Simmonette (Science)
  • Kara Tollan (History and Geography).

Our award winners in S5 were:

  • Olivia Biggart (Chemistry and Physical Education)
  • Lauryn Buddy (Graphic Communication)
  • Craig Campbell (Human Biology and English)
  • Dylan Campbell (French)
  • Chloe Henderson (History)
  • Emily Irvine (Art and Design and Music Technology)
  • Cameron May (Physics, Geography and Music)
  • Ellie McCoull (Woodwork)
  • Amy-Lee McLachlan (Design and Manufacture)
  • Lewis Molloy (English)
  • Euan Simm (Maths).

The school wishes all of our prize winners a huge congratulations.

P7 Transition Videos

Check out our new youtube page where you will find a variety of videos to help our new P7 pupils with the transition to High School. So far we have a walk-through of the school and and short intro by our Senior Management Team (SMT), pupil support and learning staff.

We have more videos in the pipeline so stayed tuned to the website and social media for further updates.

If you don’t already please follow us on Twitter @braidhurst and download our school app: click here for info

READ TO SUCCEED

On Thursday 19th September a group of ten S1 pupils, accompanied by school librarian Mrs. Scott, attended the ‘Read to Succeed’ closing ceremony at St Ambrose High School. Pupils from across North Lanarkshire were brought together to celebrate the importance of reading and the many ways it can positively enhance their future careers.

The event was compered by author Keith Charters and included a keynote speech from Dan Freedman, the author of the highly successful football series ‘Jamie Johnson’, which has been televised for the CBBC channel. At the end of the ceremony each pupil was gifted a signed copy of ‘Born to Play’ by Dan Freedman, from the council’s Learning Hub, and had the opportunity to pose for a group photograph with Dan and their new books.