Young Programmers Success

Braeburn Young Programmers Computing
This year's Young Programmers competition hosted by Peponi House School went really well. Our students were delighted to take part in it. The event took the format of a forum and was a day that the students could interact with each other and learn in a fun manner. It showcased some new skills which the students enjoyed learning, such as using a logical device programming challenge using Arduinos and actual physical/mechanical outcomes. 
All students who participated were awarded a participation certificate and our pupils also managed to scoop four medals in different categories:
Yanet - was the U11 winner in the systems design using Arduinos category.
 
Abdul - was 1st runner up in both the U11 Scratch programming challenge and the 3D design category using sketch up software.
 
Kiah - was the 1st runner up in the U13 graphic design gallery for futuristic devices.

Cheesy Trip

The Year 2 children had a lovely time on their visit to Brown's Cheeses. They learnt how cheese is made from start to finish, made their own cheese and saw fruits and vegetables growing on the farm. They were also able to see different farm animals, cows, sheep, rabbits, chickens and pigs.

In addition, Mr. John challenged them to fill a bucket with milk by milking the cow! Sadly, we did not get much out, but we had lots of fun! Finally, all the children got to make their own pizza from start to finish! They ate their pizza (after it was cooked) and also got an ice cream treat.

Braeburn World Scholars – A Brilliant first Appearance

 

I am very glad to inform you that our school won 44 medals and 2 trophies. Our students really worked very hard and they were rewarded.

World Scholar's regional round took place at Light international school on 15th & 16th February, from 8 am to 8pm. 

Braeburn High school represented 3 teams- 2 Junior teams and 1 Senior team

There were 800 students from different local & international school took part and our school students won 22 gold &22 silver medals and two Trophies for Junior Scholar's bowl & Junior Champion

 

All our 8 students were qualified to go for the Global round which is going to be hosted in Barcelona between 20th and 30th July 2018 

 

Ms Regina Raj

World Scholars Patron

BTEC BUSINESS GAIN VALUABLE PRACTICAL UNDERSTANDING

On Thursday 1st January, the BTEC and Business students took a trip to Equity Centre, the head office of the Equity Group. It was a great learning experience, where we gained information on various aspects of running a business.

The topics discussed included Corporate Social Responsibility through Equity’s ‘Wings To Fly’ programme and its effect on business, Finance and budgeting through their Business Performance department, borrowing through their Credit department, corporate communication and the effects of the capping on interest rates to the economy as a whole.

Braeburn Scouts Mega Camp

The annual mega camp happened last week in Kembu. 6 Braeburn schools took part, with 80 scouts converging to make friends and learn team work. Braeburn Scout Mega Camp

Various activities were on offer including making chicken coups; a farm tour to see the cows and horses, the shearing of sheep and subsequent carding of the wool, and weaving! Children who had money got the opportunity to purchase wool teddies and merchandise from the Kenana Knitters. There was also an obstacle courses; first aid course; Amazing Race and Archery!

We had plenty of fun and this was capped by entertainment on the last night around the bonfire. Next year we will be back for another tour, this time might be in Naro Moru. Watch this space.