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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.



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.

Show show 2019

Who could you be in this year’s school show?


Find audition pieces on the Braidhurst Performing Arts page on the school website. Click here

Interested in being part of the ENSEMBLE? No need to audition
Sign up using the form online or see Miss Donnelly

DISCLOSURE: You need to be committed to rehearsals, be a team player and be prepared to sing, dance, act and have lots of fun!!

S5 & S6 Prelims 2019

Click here to download prelim timetable


S5/6 EXAMS 2019

Notes for pupils

It is your responsibility to;

  1. Check with your teacher which levels you are going to sit.
  2. Check the timetable and highlight which exams you are going to sit.
  3. If there are any exams on at the same time then see Miss Anderson.
  4. When you are not in an exam you will follow your normal timetable, bring all necessary equipment (books, jotters, PE kit etc). There is no study leave.
  5. Register as normal in the morning then report to the exam room. In the afternoon report directly to the exam room.
  6. Check the seating plan before entering the exam room.
  7. Leave bags and jackets at the side of the exam room.
  8. Ensure you have the necessary equipment; pens, pencils, ruler, rubbers, calculators etc.
  9. Ensure all electronic devices including mobiles are switched off and away from your desk.

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival: LANARKSHIRE

Opportunity for Festival Involvement

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival is one of Scotland’s most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature. The annual festival will take place in venues across Scotland from the 6th – 26th May 2019, aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health. This year is the 13th year of the festival with the theme of CONNECTED.

The festival reminds us all, that mental health is important to all of us and we must all value and look after ours and others mental health. Being, involved, creative, connected, learning new things are very important to our mental health and therefore the festival is for all of us. The festival also aims to promote positive attitudes towards mental health and mental illness.

Despite the fact that most people will have some personal experience of mental ill health, stigma, discrimination and inequality experienced by people, young and old, who have or have had mental health care needs is common place within our society.

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival provides a platform to challenge, engage and explore the issues and themes around mental health.

The Lanarkshire festival steering group have met to discuss plans for the 2019 Lanarkshire festival. The group have agreed they would like to offer schools the opportunity to develop an arts

programme, whether that be art, drama, poetry, short story or other form of art or a variety of different arts.   The festival team have a small amount of funding available that could support the school’s with showcasing their creative development during the festival in May 2019.

Creativity is well recognised for its potential to heal people, express hidden emotions, reduce stress, fear and anxiety, and promote a sense of autonomy. Engaging young people in the arts can inspire

and motivate, opening up new possibilities for creative expression and imagination. It can stimulate a young person’s ability to question and connect with the world around them, and nurture positive aspirations, confidence and the capacity for autonomous critical thought. It can also help young people to develop the resilience to manage challenging life circumstances.

Arts projects in schools can be used to raise awareness of mental health issues and challenge stigmatising attitudes. Arts experiences challenge young people’s sense of themselves in a very different way to formal education, providing different opportunities for young people to explore their identity, skills and abilities. As a consequence, young people report a sense of enjoyment and

achievement in creating art. They also demonstrate greater levels of motivation, improved self-esteem, self-awareness, resilience and community engagement. Many evaluations of arts interventions document their effectiveness in re-engaging young people.

Sellman, E. with Cunliffe, A. (2012)

If your school would like to be involved in the 2019 Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival please could you respond to me by Friday 11th January 2019  (,  Either myself or someone from the festival team will be happy to come out in January to discuss your ideas & support you where we can.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Kind Regards



Susan McMorrin

Senior Health Promotion Officer, NHS Lanarkshire

Lanarkshire Mental Health Arts Festival Coordinator

On behalf of the Lanarkshire SMHAF Steering Group

Scottish Cup – Braidhurst vs Alva

Braidhurst senior boys began their under 18 Scottish Cup campaign with a superb 5-0 victory over Alva Academy at Braidhurst High School on the 31st October. The team will now face Sterling High School in the 3rd round. Both teams set a good, early tempo to the game and appeared more than capable of keeping possession well and playing the ball out from the back under pressure. Braidhurst however were first to take the initiative as they opened the scoring in the 6th minute of the match, as Mark Montgomery played a clever ball over the top of the Alva defence which Alistair Small latched onto and audaciously lobbed the goalkeeper to put the hosts in front. It was 3rd time lucky for Barry Frew as he claimed his first goal of the game and the team’s second on the 24th minute after a dashing counter attack from Braidhurst following an Alva corner. Goals from Liam Scott and Dylan Morrow gave Braidhurst a 4-0 lead. The fifth and final goal came on effectively the last kick of the ball as a long pass was played over the top of Alva’s defence for Barry Frew to chase. He showed great pace to surge past the opposition’s right back and round the keeper to make it 5-0. The referee felt it was appropriate to stop the game on 70 minutes instead of the intended 80 – wrapping up a good day’s work for the seniors. After the game, Mr. Clarke was impressed with the team’s performance in which was their first game back together this season. One player lauded by Mr. Clarke for his performance was midfield dynamo Liam Scott.  Liam was impressed not just by his own performance, but by the performance of the whole team as well.  He believes they have a ‘great chance’ of lifting the trophy come May with the team they have, which is still to gain players back from injury. Braidhurst: Purves, McDonald, Reid, Sinclair, Peacock, Fleming (Morrow 40), Scott, Redfern, Frew, Montgomery, Small

Report by: Jay Blakeway