The school is hosting another, not-to-be-missed, careers event for S3-S6 pupils and their parents/carers. The fayre will take place on Monday 17th February and runs from 4pm till 6pm. This event was a huge success last year with a wide range of employers and providers in attendance sharing valuable careers information to our pupils. The school’s developing the young workforce programme endeavours to support the aspirations of our pupils and encourages them to achieve excellence as they embark on their post-school destinations. Mark it in your diary and please come along.
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The University of Glasgow recently visited the school on Wednesday 30th October to deliver their Early Secondary Programme to our S1-S3 pupils in the assembly hall. Pupils participated in a series of workshops geared to get them thinking about their future employment and helping them to make informed subject choices to ensure they all reach positive post school destinations.
Former pupil Tam Cowan visited the school last week on Friday 1st November to be interviewed by our budding S6 journalist Jay Blakeway. Tam happily answered all of Jay’s questions about his career as a writer and presenter whilst also offering some invaluable advice about the industry and how to break into it. Tam and Jay were pictured in-front of the school’s fantastic developing the young workforce wall display in the school foyer.
Pupils from sixth year recently visited the John Lewis Customer Contact Centre as part of the school’s commitment to ‘Developing the Young Workforce’. The pupils spent the day learning individual and group interview skills, answered scenario questions and developed their telephone customer service technique.
On Monday 18th February the school hosted its annual Careers Event in the assembly hall as part of the our improvement priority of ‘Developing the Young Workforce’. A large number of employers and further education staff, including FOCUS West, Reach Scotland, Motherwell Football Club, Nando’s, Police Scotland and Skills Development Scotland, manned stalls and were on hand to speak with pupils and parents/carers eager for advice and information. The event proved to be very successful with a high number of pupils attending.
The school community are delighted with the fantastic new ‘Developing the Young Workforce’ wall display which was recently unveiled in the school foyer. Thank-you to our partners at MIYOFit for their help in designing and erecting the display which functions as a visual walk-through of the skills for life, learning, and work that pupils will learn throughout their journey in S1-6.
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A group of S3 and S4 Media pupils participated in a very enjoyable and highly informative visit to the Sky Academy in Livingston on Thursday 17th January. The trip encouraged pupils to develop skills for life and work as part of the school’s ‘Developing the Young Workforce’ programme, with a particular emphasis, this time, on communication and creativity. Whilst at the Sky Academy pupils explored various roles within the media industry and were tasked with creating their own horror trailer. The visit proved to be a very successful day for all pupils involved.