Welcome to Braidburn School

Situated in the south-west of Edinburgh, Braidburn School provides a supportive learning environment for learners with additional support needs aged 2½ to 18 years old.

Braidburn benefits from on-site multi-disciplinary therapy and medical teams in addition to our education staff. This helps our learners achieve their full potential.

Changeworks Assembly

On Friday we welcomed Angela from Changeworks to our assembly. Angela explained the importance of recycling and putting your rubbish in the correct bin, although she made a bit of a mess in the process! Angela was very impressed with all of the hard work that goes on in Braidburn School.IMG_0689

Rubbish Fashion Show

Braidburn Eco WarrIMG_1658iors, Fairtrade Group and Enterprise class are taking part in a joint venture with Firrhill High School and the Can Do Project to put on a “Rubbish Fashion Show”!

Pupils are exploring the use of materials that we recycle or throw away and are using these to complete fashion items which will be displayed at a Fashion Show in Firrhill High School on the evening of 23rd March. Pupils from Braidburn and Firrhill are working together to make clothing, sell tickets and compere the evening. We are looking for some Braidburn models who would be interested in putting on their best pout and strutting their stuff down the catwalk! More information will be sent out in a letter.

National 1 & 2 Event

On Friday 29th January, Braidburn welcomed over 40 visiting teachers from schools across Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, Dundee, Fife, Falkirk, West Lothian and Clackmannanshire. The purpose of the event was to share best practice in the senior phase (S4 – 6). The event was a huge success and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you to everyone to supported the day.

Pantomime

TodayIMG_0643 we were extremely lucky to be able to attend a relaxed performance of Snow White at the King’s Theatre. Over 100 pupils and staff from Braidburn, along with friends from other additional support needs schools and resources in Edinburgh attended. We were wowed with music, lights, gigantic dinosaurs, singing, dancing and even snow!

Thank you so much to ‘Cash for Kids’ who raised the funds to make today possible. I think that a lot of staff enjoyed watching the young peoples’ wonderment just as much as the show. A warm thanks also goes to Cerin at the theatre for all of her kindness and support with logistics. Everyone had a ball!

Merry Christmas

Well we have machristmas_santa_018de it to the end of term at a gallop! This morning we will finish with a whole school carol service with a guest performance by the staff choir!

On behalf of the staff and students of Braidburn School, I wish everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas holiday. Pupils will resume on Thursday 7th January.