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‘Tenner’ — another way for young people to get involved


Here’s an exciting opportunity, much like our own Enterprise programme, for youngsters to try their hand at entrepreneurship.  The ‘Tenner Challenge’ is a national competition for young people and schools who want make a new business idea happen, using real money, taking real risks in the business field, and hopefully making a real profit – and making a difference in people’s lives, too.

Read about Tenner in detail here, and let us know if you’d like to explore the idea more!

S5 Broughton Student on BBC Radio 3


During the Christmas Break S5 Music School student Oscar Gormley was employed to record music for ‘The Physicists,’ a radio drama which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on  20 January.

Oscar and his recorder teacher Susan Fuchs laid down tracks for the chamber music score in a single take — and were described as ‘superb’ by the show’s producer.

Very impressive, Oscar and Susan!


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!

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