Kyle Fitzpatrick, S6, landed the role of Spud's son, Fergus, in the sequel to Danny Boyle's cult 90's movie, T2 Trainspotting. You can read more about it in the Evening News. Congratulations Kyle!
Please join Ms Cumming and Ms Mitchelhill for an information session about the S6 experience - 6.30 - 7.30pm. The session is for parents, however students are also welcome to attend.
There will be advice about university and college applications, new qualifications, college partnerships courses, foundation apprenticeships and the Scottish Baccalaureate in S6, and an opportunity for you to ask questions in an informal environment.
Tea and coffee available.
This Thursday, 26 January, is Young Carers Awareness day. Here at Broughton we work very closely with the Edinburgh Young Carers Project to support the young people in our school who have extra responsibilities at home. If you are a Young Carer or think you might be come and speak to Mrs Pettigrew in SS8. She can give you more information about what support could be available to you. You can also meet other people in the school who are Young Carers at the Thursday lunchtime group in SS8.
For further details of what a Young Carer is go to http://www.youngcarers.org.uk/
Last year the Pupil Council looked at ways in which they could streamline the way the Pupil Council was run, which included looking at other schools’ systems. As a result they have come up with a structure which they believe will be more accountable, less time-consuming for all those involved, and ultimately more effective.
The School Parliament
Each tutor group should put forward at least one rep. who will be their rep for the year and attend a monthly meeting for their year group. They should communicate with the rest of their group and raise any relevant issues at this meeting. One person from each year group will then put themselves forward to make up The School Parliament which will be held 3 times a year. This will also be attended by John Wilson, Headteacher, and Jane Wallace, Business Manager, and be facilitated by Mr McLaren. It should give students the opportunity to put concerns directly to management, and vice versa.
You may have heard about the Government's plans to increase the number of medical school places by 25% in 2018. However, the competition for medical school places is likely to be just as fierce as before for students wishing to embark upon a medical career.
Premed Projects offers aspiring doctors, nurses, midwives and dentists the opportunity to gain work experience in UK hospitals (as well as Thailand hospitals), giving students the best opportunity to stand out from the crowd in their medical school applications. As there are only a few UK Summer 2017 placements left available, any students who may be interested in applying should do so as soon as possible. Full information about the projects and available dates is here: https://www.premedprojects.co.uk/
University of Edinburgh's project Pathways to the Professions is is open to all state school pupils in Edinburgh and the Lothians from S4 to S6. It is designed for pupils (and their families) who are thinking about careers in: Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Law and Architecture. They provide information, guidance and events to support pupils in exploring, applying, and studying these professions and beyond. You can also find out more here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-recruitment/widening-participation/projects/pathways-professions