Fash­ion hun­ters

Wishaw Press - - SCHOOL NEWS - Braid­hurst High

A fash­ion sale will be held by the Braid­hurst Par­ents’ Group are host­ing a fash­ion sale in the school on Thursday, Novem­ber 8, at 6.30pm for a prompt 7pm start.

Tick­ets cost £5 and in­clude tea/cof­fee and en­try into two prize draws for a £25 voucher to be spent on the night.

Tick­ets can be pur­chased from Miss Wat­son on 01698 274999 or at the door on the night. The fash­ion sale of­fers huge dis­counts, up to 75 per cent off var­i­ous high street stores, such as River Island, Oa­sis, Marks & Spencer, and Top­shop, amongst many oth­ers.

The event will also of­fer a raf­fle and all pro­ceeds are be­ing raised to al­low the school to fund projects and trips that en­hance pupil ex­pe­ri­ence. Dig­i­tal Ex­plor­ers

Se­nior stu­dents re­cently at­tended the Dig­i­tal Ex­plor­ers event hosted by TCS (Tata Con­sul­tancy Ser­vices) and EDT (En­gi­neer­ing De­vel­op­ment Trust).

The pro­gramme was hosted by Tess Gal­lacher the Schools Pro­gramme Of­fi­cer for EDT and was de­signed to ex­pose pupils to the world of STEM (Sci­ence, Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing and Math­e­mat­ics).

Braid­hurst pro­motes STEM through its award-win­ning Robotics club and the em­bed­ded S1-S2 tech­nol­ogy elec­tive.

Dur­ing the day-long event the stu­dents took part in STEM re­lated themes namely “The In­ter­net of Things”, “Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence” (A.I.), “Crypto-cur­ren­cies” such as Bit- coin and other emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies.

They will now be able to utilise their own skills and in­ter­ests with ex­ist­ing and fu­ture ca­reers in the fast-mov­ing sec­tors of tech.

This event in­creased their un­der­stand­ing of the in­flu­ence tech and the peo­ple work­ing in these in­dus­tries have on our daily lives.

As se­nior stu­dents the event high­lighted to all the rapid growth and breadth of op­por­tu­ni­ties in the tech sec­tor in Scot­land and which skills and at­tributes the STEM in­dus­try val­ues in their em­ploy­ees. Meet­ing The Dig­i­tal Chal­lenge

Pic­tured above are the S2 co­hort from the school’s “STEM” elec­tive. The elec­tive has just re­ceived the first batch of, “state of the art, STEM V5, au­ton­o­mous equip­ment to make ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (A.I) sys­tems.

The elec­tive classes are em­bed­ded into the school cur­ricu­lum, pro­mot­ing in both S1 and S2 STEM (Sci­ence, Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing and Math­e­mat­i­cal), to en­sure the schools broad gen­eral ed­u­ca­tion (BGE) of­fers per­son­al­i­sa­tion, choice, rel­e­vance and en­joy­ment.

Both the elec­tive and the award-win­ning Robotics club are or­gan­ised by Mr Hus­sain of the sci­ence depart­ment.

Mr Hus­sain said: ”We at Braid­hurst are com­mit­ted to meet­ing the needs of the in­di­vid­ual by be­ing cre­ative and pro­vid­ing them with the op­por­tu­nity to de­velop skills they will need in the world of work, and this year the link be­tween the elec­tive and the ex­tracur­ric­u­lar robotics club will be fused and it is hoped that the suc­cess of one will fos­ter the suc­cess of the other”.

An em­pha­sis has also been put on en­cour­ag­ing girls into STEM sub­jects and Mr Hus­sain has signed up the Girl power pledge, #Girlpow­erd. Mr Hus­sain added: “The theme of the ini­tia­tive is to show how ex­cit­ing it is to be in­volved with STEM, show­cas­ing ex­am­ples of how women are chang­ing the world, pro­vid­ing tools for suc­cess, and en­abling com­fort­able en­vi­ron­ments where all stu­dents’ con­fi­dence and abil­i­ties can flour­ish.” Skills Scot­land

On Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 24, many pupils from Braidurst High school took part in a visit to the SEC cen­tre in Glas­gow where a Skills Scot­land event was un­der­way.

“This con­ven­tion, de­scribed as ‘Glas­gow’s largest ca­reers, jobs, skills and ap­pren­tice­ships event’ lived up to its rep­u­ta­tion as the av­er­age turnout is around 6,000 14 – 19-year-olds over the course of the event be­ing held.

Braid­hurst pupils were able to par­tic­i­pate in many work­shops, rang­ing from con­struc­tion to Coca Cola.

The event is highly ben­e­fi­cial to any young per­son look­ing to ac­quire the nec­es­sary skills for work­ing in the 21st cen­tury.

The school pro­vides many great op­por­tu­ni­ties such as this, to all pupils from S4 up­wards. With Mr Clarke from the PE depart­ment or­gan­is­ing trips to sim­i­lar events over the course of the school year.

Dig­i­tal chal­lenge Pic­tured are mem­bers of the STEM elec­tive

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