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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.

SKILLS FOR LIFE AND WORK PROGRAMME

As part of the school’s ‘Developing the Young Workforce’ programme a group of 40 S4 pupils recently participated in a ‘Skills for Life and Work’ week. This programme guaranteed that pupils would gain seven additional qualifications and an improved CV before heading out on work experience for the remainder of study leave. Qualifications on offer included Emergency First Aid, REEHIS Food Hygiene, and Police Scotland’s ‘Keep Safe’ ambassador programme. The week ended with a presentation of certificates to pupils by MP for Motherwell and Wishaw Marion Fellows and Depute Leader of North Lanarkshire Council Paul Kelly, Head Teacher Mr Rooney and programme organiser Mr Clarke. Congratulations to all the pupils who took part in a fantastic week of learning.

Easter School 2019

Easter School will run in Braidhurst High School on the 1st and 2nd of April. This presents an excellent opportunity for pupils to hone their skills and gain invaluable exam advice and practice.

Pupils who want to participate should return their forms to Miss Kerr by Friday the 15th of March at the latest.

 

GIRLS’ NETBALL

The Braidhurst S3/4 and S2 netball teams were both in action recently with the S3/4 girls winning their matches against St Ambrose High School on Monday 4th March the S2 girls won their game against Our Lady’s High School in Motherwell with Emily Dougan being named Player of the Match.