To mark World AIDS Day, there will be an evening of musical reflection on Thursday 27th November at 7.30pm. It will be held at Colinton Parish Church, tickets are available for £3 on the door. Proceeds from the evening will go to support our neighbour, Milestone House. Click here for more information.
For Children in Need this year, the whole of the Firrhill Village (Braidburn, Oxgangs Primary School & Firrhill High School) came together to plan and organise the day. We had joint meetings with pupils from all schools to plan a common theme and activities that everyone could take part in. Altogether we raised a colossal £1836.78. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this excellent team effort!
All of the money has been collected and counted and we are delighted to announce that Braidburn School has managed to raise a fantastic £300 for the breast cancer campaign. A special well done goes to Don and Forth classes for organising the morning and posing with the cheque!
At 11am yesterday representatives from across the school gathered outside in our garden to ‘plant’ the ceramic poppies which had been made by pupils in Art. If you are visiting the school, please pay this lovely act of a remembrance a visit.
This year Remembrance Day takes on additional significance as it marks the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the First World War.
At 10am this morning we held a very special whole school commemorative assembly to remember the service men and women of the armed forces who died in the line of duty. We heard moving readings from many of our senior pupils and sang songs to help us remember. We welcomed visitors from Firrhill High School as well as Corporal Brown who played the bugle.
Pupils have spent time over the last week making red ceramic rememberance poppies in art. These were beautiful, and each pupil was given the opportunity to ‘plant’ one as part of the service. One poppy was also taken to the Field of Remembrance in Princes Street Gardens by our leavers group.