LESSONS FOR Pupils’ focus is on skills
will provide the school and the local area with a hub, focusing on education and training.
He said: “It will be a huge boost to the area and will see the school, local people and local business pull their professional expertise together and it will be brilliant for us all to work together.”
Currently, colleges, local training agencies and businesses, such as BVT Surface Fleet and ScottishPower, are working with pupils to give them the opportunity to develop skills.
Pupils Samantha McColvin and Chloe McGowan, both 15, are studying a Business and Hair course at Glasgow’s Central College of Commerce.
Chloe said: “We are half way through our two-year course, which will see us gain a really good qualification if we pass all our exams.
“We go to two different classes each week, one for business which teaches us about setting up our own salon and how to price products and cuts and the other class allows us to develop our hairdressing skills.
IPREFER this way of learning, as we get to focus on the subjects and areas that we enjoy rather than subjects we are forced to do.”
As well as going to the college to study, the girls also have the added support of a mock salon in the school building.
Samantha said: “The