2nd Year Student Takes Bronze in TAGB Open Championship

Josh Hand competed at the TAGB Scottish Open Championships at Meadowbank on Saturday 12 September. As usual competition was fierce with competitors coming from all over Britain and further afield in Europe. Josh won a third place, bronze medal in the Boys Black Belt Heavyweight Division and a third place, bronze medal for Tag Team in the same Division. 

Edcuation Scotland Report Launch

Broughton student, Helen Hunter, recently took part in the launch of Education Scotland's report on technologies impact review at Celtic Park.   A letter of thanks from Education Scotland is available to read here


Corporal Rice's Canada Trip

Broughton student, Chelsea Rice, has recently achieved her target of raising £1000 to fund her upcoming trip to Canada.   You can read a letter of commendation and thanks from Lothian and Borders Battalion Army Cadet Force regarding her efforts, here.

Show Racism the Red Card


Three Broughton students were selected as finalists in the recent Show Racism

The Red Card Creative Competiton.

Read the full story here

Safer Internet Day

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1st year student, Hannah Farquharson, wrote a poem which came first in the most creative category for the Safer Internet Day 2015 competition.  Read her poem here

Gymnastics Succes for Broughton

Some of the girls from the school gymnastics club entered the British schools heats in Perth, at Perth Gymnastics Club over the weekend of 31 January/1 February 2015.   You can read more about it here

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.

And you can now read about the event which took place on 13 March, 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:  http://www.spartanscfa.com/

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:  http://themartynbennettprize.com/2014-prize/


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.

http://linkylea.org/ 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


Joe EvansFormer 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.