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Japanese Language and Culture Youth Conference

The Faculty of International Languages hosted a Japanese Language and Culture Youth Conference last week.  Friday morning saw all of our S1 pupils immersed in workshops on Anime and Manga (University of Edinburgh), the Snow Monkey Game (The Royal Zoological Society, Japanese language taster (The Japan Foundation) and origami (Japanese Consulate).

The afternoon session saw The Consulate of Japan and a guest speaker, from the world of business, talk to our S5 pupils about business opportunities for young Scots with Japanese language skills.

A very varied programme for everyone who participated in the conference.

Dr McLay would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Daisuke Matsunaga (Consul General, Japanese Consulate), Yoko Matsumoto-Sturt (University of Edinburgh), Sandie Robb (The Royal Zoological Society) and Maroto Netsu (The Japan Foundation) for their invaluable contributions. 

A special mention too for the work that Dr McLay and her team in International Languages put in to make this event such a success.

New generation of legal eagles

Susan Henretty and Blair Duncan, both Blackadders Solicitors, spoke to S5 and S6 pupils yesterday about careers in the legal profession. Susan and Blair talked candidly about their work and the possible avenues open to pupils who aim to work as solicitors.

Mr Duncan would like to ‘thank’ Blair and Susan for taking the time to speak to a future generation of solicitors.

Technologies’ Careers Day

A number of exhibitors were in school on Thursday as part of the Technologies’ Careers Day.  Exhibitors spoke to pupils about destinations available to school leavers – including apprenticeships, work and college.  Pupils were also given the opportunity to participate in some practical workshops, ranging from stone masonry to slating.

Miss Thomson would like to ‘thank’ the following participants for their support – Poppy Scotland, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, Business Gateway, University of Abertay, Fife College, Braisby Roofing, Jannettas Gelateria, Haud yer Wheest, Fife Council Conservation Officer, East Fife Joinery, Fife Council Building Services, Ross Hastie Sign Writers, Fife Historic Building Trust, Fife and Tayside Traditional Building  Forum, Arc Architects and FAC Sweeney Stone Masonry.

You can follow what happened during the day on Twitter @BBHS_Technologies.