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Theatre Trip

36 pupils recently visited the Playhouse in Edinburgh to watch a performance of the International smash hit musical comedy… Hairspray

Hairspray takes place during the swinging sixties in Baltimore, Maryland. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto national TV, and into the heart of teen idol Link Larkin. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for integration. But can she win equality and Link’s heart without denting her ‘do?

All the pupils had a fabulous evening out watching this professional musical production, many of whom are preparing for their roles in this years school show – Sunshine on Leith.

Tickets for our school production will soon be on sale so keep your eyes posted on the website for more details.

SPRING FAYRE

On Saturday 12th of March Braidhurst’s Parents’ Group are hosting a Spring Fayre at the school.  The event will run from 10.30am till 1.30pm. On the day there will also be a bouncy castle with slide to entertain the little ones, a car wash, tombola, raffle, face painting and a variety of stalls selling everything from jewellery to DVDs.

We are grateful to those who have already donated including Gordon Strachan who took time out his busy schedule to autograph a football.

Plus if you are feeling peckish there will be hotdogs, tea, coffee and home baking on sale.  Entry is free.

Stalls are also available to hire by local traders so if you are interested in doing so please contact Ms R Anderson on 01698 274999.

 

Robotics Competition

Congratulations to team Monty from Braidhurst High School and team Phillip for winning the Vex Robotics Regional competition.   The Vex challenge is the  World’s Largest and Fastest-Growing Robotics Competition for  High Schools  and Collages. More than 10,000 teams from 32 countries playing in over 750 tournaments compete to become the best globally. Team Monty are now refining their skills  in Programming to go to the National competition.

In the VEX Competitions, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels; local champions go on to compete against the best in the world at VEX Worlds each April.

 

LINE DANCING

The annual line dancing competition took place on Friday afternoon.   Pupils from S1-6 participated in the competition.   The pupils had worked very hard in PE and during lunch to ensure that they knew all the dances and this certainly was clear during the competition.   The standard of dancing was very high, leading to the competition being very very tight.   The 2015 line dancing champions were Rannoch house.

The final standings were:

  1. Rannoch
  2. Lorne
  3. Morven
  4. Atholl

 

VISIT TO OLD TRAFFORD

33 pupils and staff from Braidhurst High School made the trip to Old Trafford to witness a Premier League fixture between Manchester United –v- Norwich City.   Pupils enjoyed a quiz on the journey down, with Barry Williams winning a match programme for being triumphant.   The match itself finished 2-1 to the visitors, but pupils enjoyed seeing the talents of Wayne Rooney, David De Gea and Juan Mata in the flesh.   Mr Clarke, Mr O’Toole, Miss Lyttle and Miss Young also commended their excellent behaviour throughout during a very successful outing.