Pupils ad­vised on lan­guages

Ayrshire Post - - Around Ayr -

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

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