Don’t forget, the Parent Council’s annual general meeting is tonight, at the school, at 7:00 p.m. For S1 parents who want to meet each other, there’s a social hour beforehand, at 6:00 (logically enough).
You’re invited to read the reports and accounts beforehand, online, for the detailed view of everything that’s going on.
See you there!
One of the top young clarsach players, Ciorstaidh Beaton from Kilmuir on Skye, and her duet partner, Inverness fiddler, Graham MacKenzie, are among the final four nominees in this year’s BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards. Ciorstaidh joined The City of Edinburgh Music School at Broughton in 2009. She and Graham, who made it through October’s semi-finals, are now students at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
The finals will take place at Celtic Connections on Wednesday 30 January in the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow. Good luck, Ciorstaidh and Graham!
We just got an update note from Steve McMahon, our Broughton alumnus who has been fundraising for drama training in New York. He has deferred to studying this September and has now raised a good deal of the funds. He’s running a double marathon in April with Robbie Todd, who was Head Boy the year after him, to raise more: there is a donations page set up here. He’s almost on his way!
Quite a few parents have been asking what has become of Sharee Mackerron. Just to let everyone know, she was appointed to the post of Headteacher at Alva Academy in Clackmannanshire, and took up this post in August this year. Sharee was our Acting Headteacher in the interim period between the retirement of Lesley Johnston, and the permanent appointment of current Headteacher, John Wilson. She has settled quickly into her role and is enjoying the challenges and opportunities that her new school affords. We all wish her the very best in this exciting new post.
Former Head Boy (2007-08) Steven McMahon has been offered the chance to study acting for 2 years in New York beginning January 2013. He’s hoping to follow in the footsteps of Robert Redford, Kim Cattrall and Danny DeVito and study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in the heart of Manhattan and is currently fundraising to meet the large costs of living and studying there. You can find out more at the links below to his fundraising page and an article about him by STV.