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S2 Enterprise Challenge

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Yesterday saw a number of S2 teams compete in a Dragon’s Den event to decide the winner of this year’s S2 Enterprise Challenge.  Teams had to present their ideas to a panel of judges and respond to questions from the floor about their product.

After much deliberation, the team “Hear. Say. Smart” – Niamh Cromar,  Kenzie Reid and Michael Joy – were awarded the win having pitched their idea for a clothing mounted camera which communicates to visually impaired people via means of an earpiece.

Thank you to Ryan Strachan (Graphic Designer), Mr Lownie, Lisa Giove (Head of Partnerships, St Andrews Links) and Charmaine Duthie (Business Development Manager at Jannetta’s Gelateria) for acting as judges.

Well done to all of the teams who took part in the competition.

Modern Apprenticeship opportunity

Fife Council have advertised online for a Modern Apprentice (MA) Digital Engagement Assistant (FIF13856) in the last few days.  Closing date for applications – use the link below – is Sunday, 16th June.

The council have offered 2 previous MAs in this work area and are proud to report that both post-holders successfully completed their qualifications, securing full time, permanent posts within the Council on completion of the MA.

Additional qualifications, including the PDA Youth Work Award, are offered as part of the MA role.  The main qualification gained as part of the MA is an SQA Diploma at SCQF Level 7 in Creative and Digital Media: offered through Dundee and Angus College.

Please see Miss C. Thomson as soon as possible if you’d like to apply for this opportunity.

Applications can be made via the MyJobScotland portal.

Mental Health Awareness Week

The S2 Business Enrichment classes would like to take the opportunity to ‘thank’ everyone who took part in last week’s events to promote Mental Health Awareness Week.

Special ‘thanks’ go to all of the staff – Ms Pour, Mr Ajeda, Mrs Jeffrey, Ms McArthur, Mr Lambrou, Mr Cameron, Mr McCarron, Mr Robb, Dr Sugden and Ms Stuart – who took part in the “Soak a teacher” event.  Everyone was fantastic!

The event raised a magnificent £784.90 which will now be divided between SAMH and CAMHS, two mental health charities.

Miss J. Hughes, Miss E. Thomson & Miss C. Thomson
[Faculty of Technologies]

 

Mental Health Awareness Week

Next week will see the school mark “Mental Health Awareness Week”.  This year, all of the S2 Business Enrichment classes are working together to raise awareness of and money for local mental health charities.

The S2 classes have put the following programme together:

  • Non-uniform Day on Friday, 17th May.  Donations (£1) will be collected during period 1.
  • Fundraising games and stalls in the Conference Room during lunchtime next Friday.
  • A lesson has been prepared for Social Education classes.
  • Pupils will be asked to complete surveys about their mental health.
  • All pupils in S1-S3 will attend an assembly hosted by SAMH, a national mental health charity.

If you would like to support the programme in any way, please contact Miss Thomson (Business), Miss Hughes (Business) or Miss Thomson (CDT).

Visit to Bspoke Joinery

Our National 5 Practical Woodwork class enjoyed a visit to local business, Bspoke Joinery Ltd.  The pupils were able to look around the workshops; find out a bit more about careers in the industry, and have their questions about woodworking answered by the staff.

Thank you to everyone at Bspoke Joinery for taking the time to show our pupils around the workshops.

Mr C. Lambrou
[Class Teacher, Technologies]