Success at TAGB Championships

TAGB Success for current and former Broughton students 

1st year pupil, Josh Hand is following in his big brother, David’s footsteps.  The family travelled to Worcester on Sunday (22 March) so they could both compete at the TAGB English Championships.   

As usual, competition was fierce, and Josh had just moved into the Boys Black Belt Heavy Weight Division, so was the smallest and youngest in this division!  He fought extremely well and ended up with third place.

A great achievement for him and testament to what training hard can do.

David got Second Place in his division, just being pipped to the post.


Broughton Students Chosen to Represent Scotland in Gymnastics

Broughton High School is delighted to share the news that three of our pupils have been chosen to represent Scotland at Gymnastics. These girls only started developing their interest in gymnastics earlier this year under the tutelage of Miss Deans, who is very proud of the way the girls have progressed.  See the extract from the letter confirming the selection here.


Auschwitz Trip 2014


Auschwitz Trip

Back in June, two 6th year pupils, Katherine Wright and Alasdair Morton-Teng, were selected to go on a trip to  Auschwitz.    You can read all about the trip here:  


Praise from French Educationalists following visit to Broughton

Dear Mr Wilson et Mr Waddell,

Let me thank you again for your warm welcome, et the time spent with us last week.

We were very much impressed by the breadth and ambition of the Broughton school.

Getting to understand how a school is run and funded was very useful for the work we carry out.

Please extend my thanks to the head girl and the head boy who took us around.

With kind regards,

Gael Rougeux

Cour des comptes

1st Year Art Students' Designs Selected for Christmas Tree Festival

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A competition to produce artwork for Edinburgh's annual Christmas Tree Festival was recently held and the winning designs were by some of our 1st year students.   You can read more about it here.



Broughton Students Explore 'Generation' Exhibition


From June to October 2014, the National Galleries of Scotland Education Department, teamed up with sighted and visually impaired students from Drummond Community, Broughton and Ross High Schools, Musselburgh Grammar School and the University of Glasgow, in exploring the GENERATION exhibition.

This ebook presents the fantastic work our students prepared and created in exchanging knowledge on contemporary art between sighted and visually impaired younger students.

Victoria Sturgeon, Harriet Johnston, & Kirsty Hughes all did a wonderful job and found it a very worthwhile project to be a part of.   



Broughton Students Take Part In #Big Debate

Click here to read a 5th year student's account of attending the #bigbig debate at Glasgow's Hydro in September, in advance of the Independence vote.

Iain Rodier Award Presented to Broughton student

Broughton student, Lewis Garrity, was presented with the Iain Rodier Award for 2014, for volunteering. You can read the full story here:

4th Year Student Wins Climbing Championship



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4th Year student, William Bosi, won the British Senior Lead Climbing Championship in Sheffield on 5 October - the youngest climber to have ever won the title.   As a result of this, he has been invited to compete as part of the Senior Great British Climbing Team at a World Cup event in Kranj, Slovenia in November.  This will be his first Senior International competition and his coach believes he will gain valuable experience from the event.    

Broughton Takes Part in Open Uni Scheme



Broughton High School is now a participant in the Young Applicants in Schools Scheme (YASS) in recognition of S6 students taking courses with The Open University.  Further information is here

Broughton Student wins 2nd place in Martyn Bennett competition


6th year Broughton student, Rob Taylor, came second in The Martyn Bennett Prize for traditional music composition event at the Queen's Hall on 14 October.  The other competitors were all adults and professional musicians.  Rob won £1000.

Produced by The Queen’s Hall and the Traditional Music Forum, the Martyn Bennett Prize is a compositional prize for new work that takes its inspiration from Scottish traditional music. Named in honour of the acclaimed composer/multi instrumentalist Martyn Bennett, and supported by funding from Creative Scotland, applications are open to all composers and musicians aged 16+ based in Scotland whose work and practice evidences the influence of Scottish traditional music.

You can listen to his piece here:


Recognition of Specialist Dancers


The PrincipalGeorgia Combe Officer of Creative Learning (Performing Arts) from The City of Edinburgh Council, Lucy Vaughan, invited two of our Specialist Dance pupils to perform at the Long Service Awards at City Chambers on 8 October.  

Chloe McClean (S4) and Georgia Combe (S2, pictured left)) performed a Highland piece. A wonderful recognition of our talented pupils!


Support in Mind



Click here to read a letter of thanks from Support in Mind after they held a Fundraising Event at Broughton. 



Build a Business In A Day

A group of 2nd year students recently entered a Napier University competition to 'Build a Business In a Day".  Read all about it here

Music Department Student plays at Linklea Festival

The Music department is pleased to announce that S6 pupil Freddie Pretorius, played a 45 min slot on Saturday 6 September at the 10th Anniversary of the Linklea Festival  on the Sarita stage, Coulston Estate, Haddington, East Lothian.   Linklea is a non-profit organisation and monies raised will be used to support orphans in India. for more details

Students Commended in RSA Awards


Luke Cunningham with his picture of Ice Cream Cones and Georgina Spivey's Bird picture were awarded Highly Commended in the Junior Category of the Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy Art Award 2013/2014


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Success for former pupil in Paris

Former pupil, Joe Evans, who left Broughton High School 12 years ago, is about to launch an exhibition in Paris.  Joe, whose Highers included English (taught by Mr Cairns), and Art, was Editor of the then school magazine, The High, and was also in the school Wind Band.  He currently lives in Paris with his wife, and they are expecting a baby in May 2014.

More about Joe's project can be seen on his Facebook page: Métrographie : Illustrating the Paris Métro, and the Press Release (in both English and French) regarding the Exhibition can be seen here.

Letter of Praise to Headteacher

Click here to see a letter sent to the Headteacher from a local resident following a visit to our school.

Work Experience Success for 4th year student

 Recently, 4th year student, Reuben Gourlay completed his work experience placement with a computer games design company, Lucky Frame.

It was a self-found placement and he had to design a computer game before they would even take him on for work experience which isn’t the norm.   

It’s testament to his drive to work in a niche and competitive area that they took him and were so impressed with him that they wrote about their experience.

You can read more about his experience on the Edinburgh Reporter website, here:

and on Lucky Frame’s website, here:

School Charities Success

Congratulations to our S6 Charities Committee who rasied £679.24. The money has been donated to Mercy Corps who help suport people from all over the world. If you would like to find out more about the charirty then click here.

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Erin Moonie Stars at the Festival Theatre

A massive congratulations must go to our Second Year pupil Erin Moonie who was chosen to play the part of Susan Waverley in White Christmas at the Festival Theatre. The part Erin played (the General's Granddaughter) is a highly sought after role and Erin did fantastically well to gain it.

Erin showed great determination and commitment as she had to travel to London for rehearsals! Well done Erin, we are all sure that this won't be the last time we hear about you!


Broughton High Student To Appear on The Voice


Harp player Anna McLuckie on BBC’s The Voice

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Anna McLuckie practises on the harp for two hours a day. Picture: Sam Sills

A YOUNG harp player is hoping to wow celebrity judges on the new series of The Voice with a mesmerising performance, the Evening News can reveal.

Talented Anna McLuckie, 17, is one of the highlights of the BBC One talent show, which returned to screens in January.   Read the full story here

Tae Kwon Do Success for Broughton Student

Click here to read all about Broughton student, David Hand's recent success in Tae Kwon Do.

Music School Student premieres work by Welsh Composer in Greyfriars Kirk

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The composer, who shot to fame in 2011 when his motet, a setting of Ubi Caritas et Amor, was premiered at the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton, told Harmony after the performance that hers was the best rendition of it he has heard.