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For S3-S6 Pupils – Inspire and Headstart Residential

Super opportunities for S3- S6 pupils considering higher education and/or a career pathway in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) based subject matter

 The Engineering Development Trust (EDT) has two programmes of STEM based residential* university taster courses Inspire and Headstart across the UK this summer 2020.


Inspire and Headstart are 3 and 4/5 day courses’ (respectively) hands-on series of STEM based activities and lectures for young people aged 15 to 17 (year S4 & S5)** to further their understanding of degree/degree apprenticeship and future career opportunities.

These on-campus university-based experiences are an enabler for like-minded students to engage with lecturers and undergraduates on a challenging course specific agenda whilst utilising their problem determination, analytical, creative and life skills.

Benefits include:

  • Practical sessions to reinforce theory-based lectures
  • Variety of course offerings and themes to suit all individuals
  • Access to university lecturers and undergraduates for advice and guidance on degree/degree apprenticeship and potential career pathways
  • Bronze (Inspire) and Silver (Headstart) industry-led accreditation from Industrial Cadets (Inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales)
  • Meet role models
  • On-campus halls of residence experience

Course fee, bursaries & other support: The course costs £245 (3 day residential), £150* (3 day non-residential) for Inspire and £399 (4/5 day residential) for Headstart. Limited bursary places are available on BOTH programmes subject to qualification criteria.

For more information/questions contact of 01707-871505

Apply online:

*There are 1 or 2 non-residential courses
**Inspire will consider mature/gifted S3 students who are 15 years old

Lourdes Secondary Summer Trip to Blackpool on Friday 21 June 2019

Some useful information for pupils and parents/carers:

  • You should wear casual clothes and bring a change of clothes with you if you intend to explore the water rides.
  • Pupils should arrive outside the school on Paisley Road West at 6.45am on Friday 21st June.
  • The buses will leave the school at 7am prompt.
  • The £25 paid for the trip to date will cover entry to the park and limitless use of the rides.
  • We will leave the park at 4.30pm with an approximate arrival time at the school of 8.30pm

S2 Water Sports 2019 Parental Information Evening

Many thanks to all the S2 Parents/Carers who attended the Information Evening last night in the school. Hopefully most of your questions have been answered, however if you feel you have any more and can not wait until the next meeting on Wednesday 17 April, then please do not hesitate to contact the school on 0141 582 0180 and speak to either Mrs McMullan or Miss Campbell in the BECS Faculty.

As promised, please click on the image below to access the slides from the night. If you were unable to attend, then please direct your child to the BECS Faculty asap, to collect important documents which require your input.

Many thanks for your continued support….. 4 months to go.