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Football Academy attracting star talent

Musselburgh football prodigy Jason Jarvis is coming to Broughton in August, reports the East Lothian Courier, part of the Scottish Football Association’s growing Performance Schools inititative designed to get Scotland back to World Cup-level football. There are seven schools in this new programme. It’s encouraging to see young power players like Jason choose Broughton. Read more about the young star here.

BHS coverage in the foreign press!

The Donegal Democrat reports on Jonathan Foley’s Gaelic football programme at Broughton, launched in February of this year partly to promote Gaelic games outside Ireland, and partly to give boys another way of socializing positively. Interestly, this programme includes a one-hour class each week, in which the boys learn about the social and political foundations of the game. Soon they will offer a presentation to the school on what they have gotten from this remarkable new undertaking.

See the whole article in the Democrat here.

Broughton High are Scottish gymnastics champions!

Kerry Jones and her team of 4 gymnasts, Alisha Cowper-Barrie (S1), Kirsten McGregor (S3), Muirin O’Neill (S3), and Lauren Gaff (S4), travelled to Perth today to compete in the Scottish Schools Gymnastics Championships, after winning the Edinburgh Qualifier back in February.  The competition was tough and the standard very high, but the Broughton girls were more than up to the challenge.  The team won 1st place overall for level 2, and Alisha won the individual gold — even with broken toes!

Royal Scottish Academy art honours

Ellen Denholm, 1S1, took 1st prize in the Junior Category on 14 March for an expressive self-portrait at the Royal Scottish Academy.  She was one of around 600 entrants, and came away with £250 for herself, as well as £250 for the school.  Her painting (pictured riight) has been framed by the RSA and will be exhibited at the gallery for several weeks.  Greta Tobermann, 2A2, and Louise Clyne, 2A1, were also awarded “Highly Commended” certificates in the Junior Category – and their work is also at the RSA.  If you’re popping into the RSA New Contemporaries Exhibition you’ll see the girls’ work in the “Friends Room”.

competition climbing success at Ratho

More good news from the athletics front.  William Bosi, 1N1, qualified last week at the Ratho climbing centre to represent Scotland at ‘Indoor Climbing by Lead’.  That puts him into lofty heights indeed.  Over the next few months he will be competing in France and Austria, at the European Youth Cup Championships, and in Singapore, for the World Cup Championships.  We wish him luck!

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