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Futures Conference 2022


In their first week back to school, our current S5 pupils are attending the Futures Conference.

Organised by our Careers Department, the conference prepares pupils for life beyond the school gates.

Pupils will take part in a range of activities this week aimed at maximising their S6 experience by ensuring they fulfil their potential and reach a positive destination.

On Monday morning, the year group enjoyed a motivating talk with 2020 G&T winner and FP, Vivienne Maclaren (C1992), on careers and important things to consider when leaving school. Vivienne is the Head of Marketing at Ideagen, and a major figure in women’s sports in Scotland, and pupils were delighted to hear about her experience. Pupils then spent the afternoon investigating possible course choices and looking at how their future applications may be evaluated.

The focus of Tuesday was helping the pupils to identify their own skills and strengths to allow them to successfully complete job applications and personal statements needed for college and university applications. Pupils also took part in a Team building session, led by Mrs Munro.

We were also delighted to welcome seven of our recent FPs back to school on Wednesday, to share their experiences of applying for and then attending university and college. It was lovely to hear how well they have done after leaving school.

The S5 pupils also have a presentation about apprenticeships, applying for courses abroad, and applying for college, before beginning the online UCAS form.

The small number of pupils who were still sitting SQA examinations will be supported with catch-up sessions from next week to ensure they have not missed out.

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