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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Why focus learning on an infrastructure project?

Why focus learning on an infrastructure project?

The dualling of the A9, the longest road in Scotland, provides a fascinating case study for multiple aspects of STEM learning and not just in civil engineering.  Due to the scale of the project, the location of this infrastructure and the connection it provides for local communities and nationally, many avenues for STEM learning are encompassed.    Scale There are 800+ people employed in the design and planning phase of the

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