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martial arts success!

Arran Goddard, S1, in the Dance School, achieved his 1st dan black belt in JKA ‘Shotokan’ karate on Sunday. Arran trains between Fife and Lothian twice a week.

David Hand in S5 has just passed his Tae Kwon Do 2nd dan black belt examination in Bristol. He has also been selected to participate in the European Championships, for the TKD National Team. He will be travelling to Poland as a member of the men’s Scotland Squad.

Invitation to the School Final of the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI)

Here is an exciting update note to all parents and carers from John Cudlipp, in RMPS. This is an example of what CfE will look like (and that BHS senior years are already benefitting from it in advance of its formal introduction to S4-S6).

‘Dear Parents/Guardians/Carers,

I am writing to invite you to our final of the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) at Broughton High School on Wednesday 14th November 2pm-3.30pm.

YPI has positively engaged secondary school students across Scotland and awarded thousands of pounds to small, local, social service charities. In January 2010 the programme was described in The Times as “something every teacher should eagerly find out about and think of introducing to their school.” Since then YPI has continued to develop and gain momentum across Scotland, and has been referenced positively in a number of HMIE School Reports.

S6 students at Broughton high School are currently taking part in YPI. In teams, they have been researching social issues in our community and creating an engaging and persuasive presentation on a local charity they believe is best placed to tackle an issue they are passionate about.

At the YPI School Final the winning teams from each class will be presenting in front of a large audience and a panel of high-profile judges, in support of their chosen charities. This event promises to be an inspiring, exciting and dramatic occasion as one team will be awarded a cheque of £3000 to grant towards their chosen charity.

I hope you will be able to attend this event, to hear about the charities and local social issues which pupils at our school have become passionate about.

If you are free to attend please RSVP:
0131 332 7805

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Mr John Cudlipp
Curriculum Leader Social Subjects’

Chloe McClean 2R3 — our expert highland dancer!

Chloe McClean, who has represented the school through her excellent highland dancing, has been selected as one of the top 30 acts in this year’s Edinburgh’s Got Talent. Chloe has been courageous and confident enough to ask if the school can support her in this competition. Our Headteacher John Wilson supports this exciting prospect, and points out several ways that staff, parents and pupils can support Chloe by voting for her. This website has a full explanation and a video of Chloe’s audition.

Let’s give Chloe our support!

climber William Bosi triumphs again

The year’s first European Youth Cup for young climbers was held at EICA Ratho, Edinburgh, over the weekend of 18 – 20 May. William Bosi in 1N1 competed and was delighted to finish in 6th place. As he qualified for a European final he is now an elite GB Team member. William then successfully defended his Scottish Youth Bouldering Champion title during the weekend of 26-27 May in Glasgow. Well done William! Watch his final climb here.

music school news

Sean Hughes, who is about to join the Edinburgh Music School at Broughton High School, has been chosen to sing at St Paul’s Cathedral for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Sean is the only boy from Scotland selected for this prestigious occasion. We are delighted for him and for his family.

Show Racism the Red Card — Broughton students go to Hampden Park

We have two pupils in the final of ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ today.  This is a stadium event, at Hampden Park, for raising young people’s awareness of racism on and off the football pitch.  They are Amy McDonald and Anna Djordjevic, both in S3.  We are very proud!

Youth Philanthrophy Initiative

S4 Pupils have been working in teams to research the needs of their community and identify a local charity they believe is best placed to make a positive change.  They have been learning how to assess the charity’s management, strategy, staffing arrangements and services.  Possibly the most important aspect of YPI is the site visit pupils have made to their chosen charity.  By visiting a charity, the pupils are developing a real understanding of some of the challenges facing the community and will, we hope, be inspired to work to change society for the better.

S4 pupils will present their chosen charity to a panel of judges.  One team will receive a cheque for £3000 to be given to their charity.

The final presentations from S4 pupils will be on Thursday 22nd March from 2pm-3.30pm.  If you would like to attend this event please contact John Cudlipp at Broughton High School.

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