Develop your Risk Radar and Discover your Safety Personality Type!

Develop your Risk Radar and Discover your Safety Personality Type!

Did you know that every year an average of 3 children in the UK die on construction sites when they enter sites unsupervised? On top of that, between 25-50 children suffer life-altering injuries. It is never safe to enter a construction site unless supervised by a trained professional.  However, there is risk involved in every activity and some may be riskier than others. That’s why it’s important to learn about

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How Confident are your Learners when it comes to Careers in STEM?

How Confident are your Learners when it comes to Careers in STEM?

STEM is an acronym that we are no stranger to in the context of Education and Developing the Young Work Force (DYW) these days, but are we exposing young people enough to the wide variety of careers in STEM? It is an umbrella term that covers so many different employment sectors and career opportunities, that, as adults, even we can stumble upon job roles within STEM that we were unaware

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Archaeological Excitement at Northern Schools

Archaeological Excitement at Northern Schools

Ever thought about the past? If you find yourself wondering what life was like in centuries gone by, how humans lived and where they travelled, then a career in archaeology could be your calling! Archaeology is an area that is not always the first to spring to mind when you think of STEM and large infrastructure projects like the A9 dualling project, however archaeologists are here to protect our heritage

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Grantown Grammar S1 Geography Pupils put their Future Thinking to the Test

Grantown Grammar S1 Geography Pupils put their Future Thinking to the Test

This month the Academy9 Team worked with S1 pupils at Grantown Grammar school for a design challenge like no other – designing a whole town as part of our Town Planning event! Pupils worked in small groups over two weeks, to plan and design a sustainable town that they presented to a team of Academy9 judges. The towns were planned within the ArcGIS software and all aspects of a town

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Supporting senior pupils to take their ‘Next Steps’

Supporting senior pupils to take their ‘Next Steps’

This month we are planning for a live event at Kingussie High School to support their senior pupils to take their ‘Next Steps’ post school. We will provide workshops on: Job Applications Apprenticeship vs Graduate routes Mindset and Resilience Using Social Media to find a Job More information on what these sessions involve can be seen in the gallery images below. Most of these session are also available for learners

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Are you taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch from 27th – 29th January?

Are you taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch from 27th – 29th January?

Are you taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch from 27th – 29th January? Academy9 has been raising awareness and playing our part with a visit to Pitlochry Primary School for our Early Birds Event.   We worked with the P1-2s to explore:  Birds that are native to Scotland, helping them feel confident in their Bird Watching activities!   Food chains and how each plant or animal plays an important

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Imagine delivering STEM in schools and loving every minute of it

Imagine delivering STEM in schools and loving every minute of it

Academy9, Transport Scotland’s education programme, are now working with the RAiSE (Raising Aspirations in Science Education) network across Scotland to share engaging opportunities for delivering STEM and Careers in the Primary School classroom.    The Academy9 team shared our ‘Roadshow II’ activity plans and classroom presentations, and the RAiSE Primary School Development Officers (PSDOs) tried the activities out.  The Roadshow II is a nationally available resource to support teaching specifically about

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Academy9 September Roadshows

Academy9 September Roadshows

Last month the Academy9 team travelled from Glasgow to Grantown and delivered our Roadshow event for 4 primary schools over two days. Young people in Primary 6 and 7 from Carrbridge, Abernethy, Deshar and Grantown all participated in our first in person event in over two years. The Roadshow event gives young people an insight into three STEM based careers, placed in the context of the A9 Dualling programme. Teachers

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Academy9 Senior Mentoring Programme Launches at Kingussie High School

Academy9 Senior Mentoring Programme Launches at Kingussie High School

The Academy9 Career Mentoring programme launches this month at Kingussie High School.  S4-6 pupils volunteer to take part in four online sessions with an industry professional working on the A9 Dualling programme in a career of interest to the pupil.  The professional acts as a mentor during all the sessions and pupils are invited to explore career options, pathways and their next steps toward future employment.  Pupils at Kingussie with

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Academy9 Are Ready To Come Work With Schools.

Academy9 Are Ready To Come Work With Schools.

The Academy9 Team have been working hard, getting our professionals trained up and ready to visit schools along the A9 Corridor.   The Roadshow event has always been a favourite amongst pupils, teachers and professionals. Young people in primary 6 get the chance to meet an ecologist, geologist and engineer and experience what it’s like to work in these roles.   Students can learn about some of the important plants and animals

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