Exceptional pupils praised by business
Castle Water sponsors school’s writing contest
Creative pupils at Blairgowrie High School were recently presented with prizes for their writing skills.
Five pupils at the Beeches Road school each received £100 vouchers and a copy of The Economist Style Guide for Business Writing, thanks to Blairgowrie-based company Castle Water.
The company sponsored a writing challenge at the school which was open to pupils studying Higher and Advanced Higher English and which was judged by Castle Water CEO, John Reynolds.
Mr Reynolds said that he was impressed by the standard of all the entries. And presenting the prizes to what he described as five “exceptional” pupils, he said: “We’re delighted to partner with Blairgowrie High School to help prepare young people for the world of work.
“As well as providing ‘career ready’ work experience placements, in 2017 we set up a literacy challenge for senior pupils to help develop their business writing skills.
“The aim of the competition was to encourage senior pupils at the school to think about and practice business writing skills in advance of leaving secondary education and in preparation for their next steps in building their future career.
“We were also delighted to be able to tell pupils a bit more about Castle Water and the range of career opportunities that are available as a growing employer with headquarters right here in Blairgowrie.
“We’ve really enjoyed working with Blairgowrie High School this year and are now developing our partnership plans for 2018 and beyond.”
The winning pupils were Emma Forrest, Emily Hatton, Callum Dawson, Ruth Daniell and Callum Ritchie.
Eleanor Rutherford, principal teacher of English at Blairgowrie High School, added: “The school was delighted when Castle Water came forward with a proposal to sponsor a writing competition.
“All pupils doing Higher and Advanced Higher English were invited to enter the competition as part of their work in the subject.
“The essays that were chosen to go forward to the competition all showed that pupils had done research into the subject but that they were also interested in the topic.
“We are really pleased with all the effort and hope that this competition will become an annual event where pupils can showcase their writing skills.”
Presentation Seated, John Reynolds OBE, chief executive officer Castle Water, and Emma Forrest. Standing, head teacher Bev Leslie, Emily Hatton, Callum Dawson, Jeannine McVean (marketing officer at Castle Water), Ruth Daniell and Eleanor Rutherford,...