Nurture Training

Braidhurst High hosted a group of Head Teachers and Depute Heads from Glasgow last week who visited the school to find out about the Nuture Unit running in the school.  The rector, Mr Derrick Hannan, delivered a presentation on the subject followed by a visit to see the facility in the school.  Those attending expressed their thanks and admiration for the work going on in the school.

Halloween Disco

Braidhurst High pupils dressed up last week to enjoy the annual Halloween Disco organised by the House Captains.  The event was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone in attendance and the pupils were unrecognisable in their fancy dress.  The House Captains made an excellent job of ensuring the younger pupils had an exciting evening especially with the ‘corridor of darkness’ set up by them before entry to the hall.

German Theatre

Braidhurst had the pleasure of hosting a German theatre performance organised by the Goethe Institute this week.   Pupils studying Higher German in schools throughout North Lanarkshire Council were invited to view the play ‘Uber die Grenze ist es nu rein Schritt’, written by the acclaimed German director Michael Muller and starring German actors Janna Lena Koch and Patrick Abozen.   The play tells the story of an African youngster who has been living in Germany for five years.   However, when it emerges that he and his family are living in the country illegally, the situation threatens to get out of control.   It is a tragic yet comic German play for young people and draws attention to issues such as migration as well as exploring themes relevant to young people, such as identity, dreams and the search for self-issues which are just as relevant and important in the UK as they are in Germany and beyond.

Pupils engaged in a follow up question and answer session with the actors and director themselves, and thereafter divided into groups to take part in three workshops, focusing on the topics of ‘Characters and Plot’, ‘On the Run’ and ‘Friends and Family’ in order to further develop the pupils’ comprehension of the play and their linguistic competencies in German.

All pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience and made use of the opportunity to improve their German listening and speaking skills, as well as making new friends from other schools.

Parkinson’s Group

Peter McInally, representative of the Parkinson’s Group in Bellshill recently dropped into Braidhurst to lead the S3 XL pupils in a discussion about the condition.   Pupils were keen to ask questions and accepted an invitation to provide some entertainment for the group as a part of their St Andrew’s Day celebration.   Pupils are now busy rehearsing and perfecting their Scottish themed programme of entertainment!

BHS U-14’s Football

Braidhurst Under 14’s started the new season in fine form hitting double figures in a comfortable victory over league visitors Larkhall.

The Motherwell side took the early initiative, with the excellent Jake Hastie, ably supported by Nicholas Mullen, dominating midfield.   Hastie’s pinpoint through ball to Dylan Falconer allowed the forward to lob the oncoming keeper to open the scoring in the sixth minute.   It was one way traffic after that with Mullen and Hastie both scoring to make the half time score 3-0.

The second half followed a similar pattern with the home side creating chance after chance with three of the seven second half goals arriving in as many minutes.

The full list of scores were – Jake Hastie (4), Dylan Falconer (2), Nicholas Mullen, Derrick Boafour, Darren Wilson and Ross Park.

The boys can now look forward to the defence of their Scottish Cup title facing a tricky tie away to St Modans of Stirling.

Upper School Info Evening

PARENTS of pupils in upper school recently attended an information evening.   Mrs Kathryn Clarke, Senior Depute Head Teacher gave an overview on a range of topics including subject choice procedure, course levels, new courses, assessment, factors leading to success, educational maintenance allowance, school expectations and standards, wider opportunities, planning for success and university application.   The Rector, Mr Derrick Hannan covered results from middle to upper school and aspects of school references.

Race Night

The Braidhurst High Parents, Teachers and Friends Association recently held a very successful Race Night in the Davie Cooper Suite at Fir Park.   The event raised £1550 for the funds.   The PTFA would like to thank all firms who supported the event.


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