Peace One Day was wonderfully celebrated on the 21st September at Braeburn School. Performances were prepared by students of the years 8 to 13 in poetry, spoken word and music. The day was full of passion and emotion and student’s understanding of “Peace in our time “ was highlighted. We were particularly fortunate to host Mr Ian Stamp, who gave us all a deeper insight into major global conflicts and the reasons why humankind continually stumbles in their efforts to achieve peace.
Students of Braeburn understood that making change was a vision for the future and involved the future leaders of the global world in all aspects of society. It was also understood that students in current education are the influencers for peace in the years to come.
The aim of the workshop was to outline the current trends, sites and apps that are being used by young people, how these are operating and what some of the potential threats there are posed to our students. We also discussed ideas for best practice in helping to keep children safe whilst online and some of the methods parents can employ to encourage responsible and critical use of the internet.
Many aspects of safety and general awareness came to light. Parent contribution was appreciated and valuable. Mrs Jackson, who led the evening will be making the power point presentation available on the mobile application.
We wish to thank all parents that attended on the evening.
Braeburn Secondary Sport has commenced in it’s traditional way with students in cricket, rounders and football turning up in numbers for practise.
Looking and observing at the talent in the school combined with our committed staff, we are looking forward to great TEAM success this year. I am sure there will be many exciting achievements and heroic moments.
We welcomed 10 peripatetic music teachers into school on Friday. The children had a wonderful time seeing the wide range of instruments on offer and hearing the beautiful sounds they can make. Several of the peripatetic teachers also performed in our assemblies during the day in some great live performances, to further inspire the children.
Music adds wonderfully to the life of an individual, and to a school, in numerous ways and many of our pupils enjoy the opportunity to play an instrument.
Our mobile application is now available for your benefit and is a great source of interest and information.
To download on your smart phone, simply use the ‘play store’ icon on your phone, search for Braeburn Schools and download the app. Be careful not to download one of the other Braeburn Schools app’s. Please note that Mr Dunn will be continually demonstrating items on the app in High School forum meetings.