Pupils advised on languages
An event to “broaden the horizons” of young people in South Ayrshire was held at Prestwick Airport.
More than 70 pupils were given the opportunity to engage with local businesses and it demonstrated the relevance of language skills in a work context and aimed to encourage pupils to continue with their language studies into the senior phase of their secondary education – and even beyond school.
Pupils from Ayr Academy, Belmont Academy, Kyle Academy, Girvan Academy, Marr College, Queen Margaret Academy and Prestwick Academy were at the event.
Fhiona Mackay, director of Scotland’s National Centre for Languages based at University of Strathclyde ( SCILT), said: “Events such as these are a really important way of providing young people with highquality careers advice delivered by the business people themselves and of demonstrating to them the value of language skills in our increasingly globalised world.”
More information on the work of SCILT to promote languages for employability is available on their website http:// www. scilt. org. uk/ Business/ tabid/ 1297/ Default. aspx.
Interest Pupils at Prestwick Airport