Pupils from secondary schools across Fife, Tayside and Perthshire enjoyed a taste of Further Education recently, when they visited Elmwood College during the College’s annual schools event. In excess of 300 fourth year pupils had the opportunity to experience college life.
It is the eighth year that Elmwood have organised the increasingly popular schools' event. Pupils have the opportunity to chose up to four practical sessions from a range of subjects including art and design, equine, multi-media, greenkeeping, golf studies, gamekeeping, agriculture, agriculture engineering, hairdressing, beauty therapy, hospitality, interior decoration, sport, conservation and care.
This year, 9 high schools took part from Fife and Tayside, including Bell Baxter, Waid Academy, Madras College, Auchmuty High, Kirkland, Grove Academy, Kinross High, Perth Grammar and Pitlochry High School.
The occasion allows pupils to experience a range of vocational subjects offered by Elmwood and lets them see what life as a college student could be like. If they are interested in a specific subject area, then they can “try before they buy” and get a taste of what it’s really like before committing to enrolling on the course.
Audrey Peebles, Marketing Manager at Elmwood said, “The pupils were really enthusiastic. Days like this are a great way of enabling pupils to see what kind of college we are and what we have to offer.”