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Engineering Development Trust programmes

Are you interested in a career in Science?  Would you like to explore your enthusiasm for everything STEM?  If so, the Engineering Development Trust have opportunities for young people to apply for residential STEM-based courses: see below.


The Headstart programme is inviting applications from S5 pupils who may wish to try a STEM course before making decisions about what to study at university.

In addition to hearing from leading university academics, you will find out more about some of the exciting career opportunities which studying a STEM-based course can lead to.


Applications are invited from S4 girls with an interest in STEM subjects to attend a 3-day residential programme.  Residentials are available at, amongst other places, the University of Edinburgh and Glasgow Caledonian University.

You will have hands-on experience of project work, attend workshops and have the opportunity to attend lectures.

Further information about the residential opportunities can be found on the Engineering Development Trust [EDT] website.  Please speak to a member of the Science team if you would like some advice before applying for the courses.

Inspire programme

Parent’s guide

Travel & Tourism joined by AM Sports Tour

Mrs Barbour’s Travel and Tourism class were given a presentation by Callum Player of AM Sports Tours last week.  Callum addressed the skills and attitudes needed for employment such as employees responsibilities, timekeeping, flexibility and adaptability especially when dealing with group tours.

Callum went on to give specific advice with regards to vocational skills and knowledge, and shared pathways for the pupils to take.   Callum also gave the pupils the opportunity to create and adapt a specific tour package for a real life scenario which encouraged the pupils to develop their skills in building accurate itineraries and developing customer care skills.

It proved to be an invaluable opportunity in learning for life as well as work and we wish to ‘thank’ Callum for his enthusiasm and time.

Destinations Information Evening

Just a reminder that a Destination Information Evening will be held in the school on Thursday, 27th September from 7.00pm – 8.30pm.  It is important that pupils and/or parents sign up to attend the evening as soon as possible to allow staff to plan for the event: see below.

The purpose of the evening is to provide learners in S4-S6 and their Parents/Carers with information regarding post-school opportunities available to them at local colleges.  General workplace advice will also be available from an Employability Officer who will provide an overview of Foundation Apprenticeship and post-employment opportunities.  Additionally, a Careers Coach from Skills Development Scotland with be available for consultation and advice throughout the evening.

Contributors will include Fife College, Dundee & Angus College, Perth College/UHI, SRUC Elmwood Campus, Employability Officer (Fife Council) and Skills Development Scotland (SDS).

Format of the evening

7.00pm – 7.10pm
Welcome; Ms K. Mander (Depute Rector), Miss C. Thomson (PT Employability & Work Experience and Ms C. Pour (PT Guidance)

Assembly Hall
7.15pm – 7.45pm
Opportunities for All: Careers Coach, SDS (Presentation 1)

Assembly Hall
7.45pm – 8.15pm
Opportunities for All: Careers Coach, SDS (Presentation 2)

In order to aid planning for the evening, we would be grateful if you could use the link – “Registering for a Destination Information Evening presentation” – below to complete an online form.  The form will enable you to choose which two of the education provider presentations and Q & A sessions you would like to attend on the evening: each presentation will last 30 minutes.

Your son/daughter can access a computer in the LRC should they wish to complete the form.  Returns should be made by Friday, 14th September, 2018.

Registering for a Destination Information Evening presentation


Traditional building skills

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As part of a Technologies visit to the Scottish Lime Centre, pupils had the opportunity for a “hands-on” day of training looking at traditional building skills.  All the pupils were given a taster of mixing a lime mortar, repairing/repairing a brick wall, lath and plaster, harling and painting a wall.

A huge ‘thank you’ to all of the staff at the Scottish Lime Centre who took the time to work with our pupils.