Chess Cafe

Hi folks, the next Chess Cafe is being held on Sunday 4 February and volunteers are needed. The last one was very popular and made a profit of £200, which goes to fund  after school clubs, extra resources, school trips, Duke of Edinburgh awards and much more.

If you can help anytime between 10am and 3pm, even for just 1 hour, please email bhsassociation@gmail.com

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Foreign language speakers wanted

Broughton is appealing for help from parents who speak a foreign language in holding employability workshops for primary pupils.

On 9th May, 2018, the school will be holding a Languages and Employability event for its cluster primary schools.  All 200 P6 students (age 10) will take part in the event that morning, with final timings to be confirmed.  There will be 10 workshops and the pupils will attend approximately four.

Pamela Tosh, curriculum leader for Modern Languages at Broughton High School, said: “I would be very keen to hear from any parent who uses a language in their job and who might be willing to do a little workshop with a group of pupils.  Alternatively are there any parents who might not use a language themselves but who work for a company which uses languages in other aspects of its business.

“The languages the pupils learn are French, Spanish and Mandarin but any languages would be welcome.”

She added: “All the workshops will have an employability theme.  The aim of the event is to help the pupils begin to make connections between the languages they are learning at school and their use in the future.  We want them to see that as well as learning a language for its own sake, they can also be very useful in the world of work.”

So far there are five confirmed workshop presenters confirmed.

Anyone interested can contact Pamela directly here:

pam.tosh@broughton.edin.sch.uk

 

Double draw delight

Two 200 Club draws for you this month folks – the December draw and the free Christmas draw. Eyes down, who is getting a Christmas bonus this year?

 

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Help wanted for chess tournament

Broughton High School Association has been asked to run a cafe for kids and parents attending the Lothian Chess Tournament on Sunday, 3rd December, from 10am – 3pm.

If you can spare one hour to help and raise funds for the school at the same time, please contact Naomi Crowley at bhsassociation@gmail.com.

Thanks to everyone who helped out on Sunday, we hope you can do so again.

 

200 Club draw results

Here’s the lucky winners for the November 200 Club draw – if you’re not in it, you can’t win it, but you could be in with a chance of some extra cash while raising funds for the school by joining up here.

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