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