Brae High School is involved in a 2-year Erasmus + funded project called "Young Europeans on the Edge of Europe”. Currently, 6 of our pupils and 2 staff are in Adana, Turkey for the first part of the project.These pupils are (left to right): Daina Murray, James Bedding, Yvette Adamson, Abby Smith, Alex Bendix, Kayleigh Thomson.
It is a project to encourage pupil and staff mobility around Europe to experience life, culture and education in different parts. Pupils will be encouraged to look at different aspects of life in the countries with which we are partnered and which pupils and staff will have the opportunity to visit: Latvia, Norway, Sardinia and Turkey. Pupils will learn what it means to be European on the very fringes of Europe.
In March, Brae High School will be hosting 28 pupils from our partner schools and their 8 teachers, from 21st to 28th. We will be looking at the changing face of industry duringtheir visit and we already have outline plans in place; looking at traditional and modern fishing techniques, knitting and the Fair Isle connection, as well as having Total involved in looking at the oil and gas companies' contribution to our population dynamic and economic growth.
The Brae Up Helly Aa committee is looking to provide an Up Helly Aa experience with a school/community event at the Brae Hall on Thursday, 26th March. This is very exciting for the school and for the pupils coming here for the first time. Families will be given details of this event soon.
Shortly, we will be starting to find host families for the visiting pupils. We already have 7 host families in place and need another 21. This is a great opportunity to get to know a young person from another country/culture.