Hour of Code

S6/7 pupils from Bruntsfield, South Morningside and Buckstone primary schools visited the Computing Science department to participate in the Global initiative ‘Hour Of Code’.HourofCode

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TEDx Bruntsfield

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TEDx Bruntsfield is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. With a star lineup sharing experiences across a spectrum of topics it promises to be an amazing event.

Tickets are limited to 100.

And as a bonus, we are running an IGNITE lightning set of talks immediately after, which is run exclusively by the senior pupils at Boroughmuir.

TEDx Bruntsfield is now open for tickets!  Open link for more information.

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Ski Race Clean Sweep

IMG_0745What a dreich and dreary day it turned out to be at a wind swept and damp Hillend. For a few hours beforehand the howling gales could have put a stop to the morning’s race events !!! But lady luck was with us, and our three teams stormed the Boyd Anderson Race this year with 1st place to the Girl’s team, 1st place to the Boy’s team and 1st place to IMG_0744the fabulous Trophy Team.
A lot of happy racers indeed, and a well deserved mention to man of the ski match, Sam , who did two fabulous runs. He was storming he was 😊

 

 

Well done to all the racers, they thoroughly deserved it.

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Thanks
Cheryl

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BASE Competition Success!

BASE Competition Winners

Congratulations to a team of our S5/S6 pupils who yesterday won the East of Scotland heat in the BASE (Business, Accounting and Skills Education) competition.

Consisting of 49 UK heats and one National Final, BASE allows students of all abilities to; find out more about careers in accountancy, finance and business, compete in an exciting business challenge and network with professionals at a dedicated employer exhibition.

From the students point of view –

We sent a team of five of our S5/6, students to attend a heat at the Pollock Halls at Edinburgh University on 1 December 2015. It should have been six but we only had five as one team member was ill on the day so we had to work a bit harder than everyone else. We were able to put our Business Management and lots of other classroom learning into practice by acting as a team of ICAEW Chartered Accountants for the day. Supported by a professional mentor from the Royal Bank of Scotland, we were presented with a variety of business issues.

We had to provide innovative recommendations for the business. We had to analyse a huge amount of information and statistics on a business that had been offered a new contract. We had to arrive at a recommendation on whether to accept this new contract or not.

The judges said they were impressed with our team work, analytical skills, delegation and our natural style of delivery in front of a very large audience of accountants, schools and teachers. We were all a bit nervous but managed to do our best.

After presenting our advice to a panel of highly respected judges (and much to our delight) we were told we were the team with the best overall performance. There were lots of other good Edinburgh, Aberdeen and east coast schools competing. George Watsons were runners up. But we were crowned regional winners, given a trophy, and photos were taken. We are delighted to say that we have secured a place to compete against all 49 winning teams at the UK National Final in Birmingham in June. This could mean an overnight stay in a hotel and a winners ball.. And who could say no to that? We’ll keep you posted on how we do!

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