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.

End of Session

Our June calendar was indeed a busy one filled with a Sports Day, excursions, theatre, leavers’ assemblies, variety shows, award ceremonies, transition afternoons, coffee mornings, uniform referendums and much more! I have included some pictures below from some of the events!

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Yesterday we also said a fond farewell to our school leavers who are all moving on to positive destinations. These include Edinburgh College, Garvald and Upward Mobility. Emotions were running high as they left school for one last time accompanied by a piper from Merchiston Castle School. We wish all of our leavers every success in the future as they move onto the next adventure in their lives.

Last week we were delighted to receive a wonderful donation of £350 from our longstanding friends at Dicken’s Bar. The money was presented by former footballer John Robertson as well as Callum, the owner.

This school session has been filled with excitement, achievements, new experiences as well as challenges. We are confident that Session 2016/17 will be no different! We hope that you have a wonderful summer.

Staff resume on Monday 15th August

Pupils resume on Wednesday 17th August.

Great Braidburn Bake Off 2016!

On the 14th of June Braidburn hosted the annual Great Braidburn Bake Off! It was a huge success with both staff and pupils showcasing their talents! Thank you to everyone who took part in the day, including visitors who helped us devour the mountain of cake!

Rizwan has created a PowerPoint presentation of the morning.

The Awfey Huge Variety Show

On Wednesday 22nd June both staff and pupils were delighted to attend The Awfey Huge Variety Show at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh. The show, which was hosted by panto legends Andy Gray and Grant Stott, showcased performances, films and animations from each of Edinburgh’s special schools.

Students from Spey Class worked with animation expert Gill from the Festival Theatre to create ‘The Fintastics’. The music was provided by Mrs Mullen’s son, Lewis. Richard E Grant was kind enough to narrate the film!

Horse Riding

Pupils in our Primary always enjoy their visits the the Drum RDA Centre. Luke was so pleased to get his certificate when he finished on Thursday!IMG_0034.JPG

Theatre Workshop

On Wednesday 16th June Spey class went to the Festival Theatre studio for a workshop on how to produce sound effects. This was a continuation of their work on the animation they have made with Mrs Mullen and Gill for the ‘Awfey Big Variety Show’. They learned about the old fashioned ways to make sound effects such as coconut shells for horses’ hooves before using modern technology to make their voices and VOCAs sound strange through a microphone. They then completed the soundtrack to their animated film. If you want to watch this film, do buy tickets for the ‘Awfey Big Variety Show’ which is on at the Festival theatre on Wednesday 23rd June. Thanks to everyone who helped at this workshop.

Rizwan helped show off the new accessible door at Festival Theatre. He had his photograph taken using the new door. The photos should be appearing on the theatre website and literature very soon.