On Monday 14th June the Braidhurst community were given the opportunity to participate in a special IDL event during periods 6 and 7 to celebrate the Scotland team in their first match of the Euro 2020 tournament. Whilst watching the Scotland vs. Czech Republic game pupils accessed the ‘Learning through Football’ platform developed by the Scottish FA in an effort to engage more young people into football. Pupils and staff were also invited to wear something blue and donate £1 for St Andrew’s Hospice. Despite Scotland losing the match those in attendance still had a great time and managed to raise the fantastic amount of £210.
Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the school was determined to celebrate the departure of our fantastic senior pupils as they embark on the next stage of their lives in a Covid-secure leavers event. This year’s leavers event was hosted at the school rather than at an external location, taking place on Friday 11th June between 2pm and 5pm. The senior pupils grabbed the opportunity to wear their prom dresses and suits and were treated to a fantastic afternoon which celebrated their many successes throughout their time at Braidhurst. A welcome from Head Teacher Mrs Carolyn Rooney and Depute Head Teacher for S5-6 Mr David Gardiner followed by aa photo montage which captured everyone’s journey through Braidhurst from S1 to senior school. Afterwards food was served and photographs taken at the outdoor balloon wall. The event finished with the distribution of awards and a quiz. A huge thank you to the staff who helped organise the event and for ensuring that everyone stayed safe whilst having fun.
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.
Many thanks to Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service for taking the time to speak to our S2 pupils about anti-social behaviour in relation to fire and water safety.
The football programme transition visit will take place on Tuesday the 15th of June, between 1.45pm to 3.30pm, registration will take place from 1.35pm. You may already have received a letter detailing the visit, if not it is winging its way to you.
All football programme pupils will have the opportunity to take part in an induction session.
Pupils will require:
- Football boots/trainers
- Football kit
- Shin guards
Please accompany your child to the front gates of the school where they will be escorted into the building by guides. I would also ask that parents/carers do not stand on the pavement behind the pitch or on the grass embankment at the side of the pitch.
We are looking forward to meeting youP7!
On Monday 1st June, the school welcomed our local P7 pupils from Muir Street Primary, Logans Primary, and Ladywell Primary for a S1 transition event. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the transition arrangements had to be adjusted in order to keep pupils and staff safe. However, it was important that our incoming pupils still had an opportunity to visit the school and meet key members of staff, including our SMT, Pupil Support teachers, Learning Support staff and senior pupil representatives.
During the event pupils were kept in their P7 class bubbles and experienced a guided tour of the school building by our senior pupils who pointed out areas of interest, such as the school canteen, tuck shop area and library. Pupils also had the opportunity to watch a short film which introduced all members of staff and their areas of work which helped to give them an insight into the Braidhurst community. Our young STEM leaders also demonstrated various science experiments. We are really looking forward to welcoming our newest S1 pupils in August.
Happy Pride Month!
This month, not only to we have the great fortune to celebrate the green, nature, stripe of the LGBT+ flag, it is also Pride Month in the UK.
From the 1st to the 30th of June the LGBT+ community celebrates in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT+ people have had around the world.
You might wonder why June was chosen for this celebration. It is the month when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969. These riots are viewed as the moment the LGBT+ equality movement was born
As well as being a month long celebration, Pride month is also an opportunity to peacefully protest and raise political awareness of current issues facing the community. Parades are a prominent feature of Pride month, and there are many street parties, community events, poetry readings, public speaking, street festivals and educational sessions all of which are covered by mainstream media and attracting millions of participants.
Nature is really coming into bloom this month and usually Pride involves lots of outdoor events and parades. Unfortunately, this year many of the usual Pride events have to be held on-line due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, LGBT Youth Scotland have come up with a way around this, a Pride Picnic!
If you would like to learn more about the Pride Picnic initiative or how to organise your own Pride Picnic check out the following link: