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.
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.
On Friday 18th June all new S4 pupils spent the entire day focusing on “Mental Health”. The focus of the day was to create awareness and provide pupils with self regulation strategies to improve their well-being through the ‘5 Ways to Well-Being’.
Pupils participated in variety of activities from orienteering, speed dating and tai chi – all with the aim of improving their social, emotional, cognitive and physical well-being.
Prizes were awarded to pupils that enthusiastically participated throughout the day and those that won the inter-house quiz in the final two periods. Well done to Atholl for winning prizes for their entire class!
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!
MIYO will be holding an open night for Braidhurst on FRIDAY 11th June from 3pm to 7pm. This will allow parents to come to our warehouse store to buy uniform and be measured up for blazers etc.
It was a very different BGE Graduation this year however the school were determined to honour our S3 pupils by celebrating their completion of the ‘Broad General Education’ phase of the Curriculum for Excellence. Each pupil was invited to the assembly hall with their house group and were gifted a new senior tie which they will wear as they begin the Senior Phase of their education in fourth year. Congratulations to all of our pupils and we wish them all the best as they begin S4 in the next school session.