Following years of hard work and fundraising, we were delighted to be able to officially open our fantastic new playground. Outdoor play is such an important part of childrens’ development and we now have a fit for purpose inclusive space where our pupils can explore, share, learn and have fun.
Braidburn School cannot thank Spifox enough for their generouse donation of over £40000.
The video below demonstrates what an amazing difference this playground has made already.
Braidburn pupils were entered into the ‘Winter Window’ stained glass window design competition where they were asked to design a Christmas window with the theme of ‘light’. Out of more than 200 entries throughout Edinburgh, Vicky’s design was one of the 25 designs chosen as a winner. Vicky collected her certificate and viewed her window on Wednesday the 25th of November at a special ceremony in the Scottish National Gallery. We also learned on the night of the presentation that Vicky’s design was one of 4 that was specially commended. You can see Vicky’s amazing window design in Princes Street Gardens.
Pupils were also entered into a Christmas card competition run by the City of Edinburgh Council’s Children and Families Department. We were delighted to learn that Denisa’s design was selected as a prize winner. In addition Nikola and Sarah were runners up. We were over the moon to know that the designs will not only be for the CEC Christmas cards, but will be displayed on bus shelters in Princes Street from 30th November. They will also be displayed in bus and train stations ACROSS THE UK! What an achievement!
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Garvald Edinburgh is a Scottish Charity offering creative opportunities and support for people with learning disabilities. Many of our young people benefit hugely from time at Garvald once they leave Braidburn School. Garvald would like to invite everyone along to their fantastic Christmas weekend filled with activities!
On Friday the 30th of October the Primary Department held a Halloween Party for all the pupils. The children and adults dressed up in their spooky outfits and all met in the Primary Area to see who would recognise them. Then the fun started, there was ‘dooking’ for apples, eating doughnuts that were hanging on strings, slimy spaghetti, spooky jelly with bugs hidden inside and powdery, messy flour with hidden creepy crawly sweets to find and enjoy. The children finished off the morning with a Halloween Funny Bones Challenge, where they collected bones to make up a full skeleton for their class. I think from the photographs you will see that the children (and staff) had a wonderful time and look forward to more Halloween fun at Braidburn in 2016.