Recently we asked four members of our Sixth Year Leadership Team to explain why they are proud to be part of the Broughton High School Community. Within two hours they produced this video. Well, we’re proud of them too!
The Mosaic Project, which is a groupwork service for BME young people experiencing stress and anxiety, is open now for referrals and can provide transport for young people who may need it.
Edinburgh School Uniform Bank provides free new school uniform to children and young people who are referred by a professional who knows the family. This could be a teacher or support worker at school, a health visitor, a family support worker or social worker, a youth worker, a Maximise worker or someone similar. Please ask them to visit the website www.edinburghuniform.org to find out how to refer.
The Uniform Bank also provides batches of excellent quality nearly-new school uniform to schools and community groups for them to pass on to local families. This could be through a swap shop, a sharing rail, a pop-up uniform event or something similar, depending on covid restrictions. Please ask your school, youth club or community group if they have a supply of nearly-new clothing or if they would like Edinburgh School Uniform Bank to support them with this.
As a registered charity, Edinburgh School Uniform Bank is independent from the Council and they rely on the support of local people and businesses. To find out how you can help by donating uniform or funds, volunteering or fundraising please visit www.edinburghuniform.org
From 31 January, 5–21 year olds living in Scotland will be eligible for free bus travel across Scotland with a valid National Entitlement Card. You can apply from 10 January 2022. However, in light of high levels of COVID-19 transmission, the Scottish Government is asking that you only apply for the scheme at this point if it is essential* that you, or your child, travel while restrictions are in place. All other eligible applicants will be proactively encouraged to apply at a later date.
*There is no prescribed list of what constitutes essential travel – it will differ for different children, young people and families. But it might include travel for education, training, work, care or health reasons.
Even if your child already has a National Entitlement Card or Young Scot National Entitlement Card, they must apply for a new or replacement card to travel by bus for free.
You can visit the Transport Scotland website to find out how to apply and more:
Happy New Year to all!
We look forward to welcoming back our students tomorrow. Everyone is encouraged to take a lateral flow test before returning. Twice-weekly tests should then be done.
Everyone over 12 is encouraged to be vaccinated and arrange follow-up jags in accordance with national medical advice.
In-school mitigations of mask-wearing, outdoor breaks and surface hygiene will continue. All of these actions will help to ensure that schooling provision is as normal as possible in 2022.