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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5 Amazing Facts About The A9

5 Amazing Facts About The A9

Approximately 32,000 tonnes of freight (lorry cargo) are estimated to use the A9 every day.  That’s equivalent to nearly 6500 elephants. The A9 spans over 22000 hectares, that’s 30000 football pitches. The highest point of the A9 is 460m above sea level at the Drumochter pass.    There are protected species of animal who live alongside the A9, including red squirrel, golden eagle, capercaillie, otter and wood ant.  The original road

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