Pupils from secondary schools across Fife, enjoyed a taste of Further Education recently, when they visited Elmwood College during the College’s annual schools event. In excess of 140 3rd and 4th year pupils, had the opportunity to experience college life.
It is the tenth year the College has organised the increasingly popular schools' event. Pupils had the opportunity to chose up to two practical sessions in a range of subjects including greenkeeping, golf studies, gamekeeping, agriculture, agriculture engineering, hairdressing, beauty therapy, hospitality, sport and care.
This year seven High Schools took part including, Bell Baxter HS, Waid Academy, Madras College, Auchmuty HS, Kirkland HS and Queen Anne HS.
The aim of the event is to allow pupils to experience the range of vocational subjects offered by Elmwood and allow them to get a taste of specific subject, before they commit to leaving school or enrolling on a college course.
Auchmuty HS teacher, Debbie Donnelly said, “The pupils had such a great time at Elmwood. It’s an excellent opportunity for pupils and teachers to see and take part in a range of different subject areas. It also provided them with a chance to see what’s out there.”
Fiona Craig, Curriculum Leader, Hair & Beauty Department 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.”
Left to right Auchmuty HS Pupils Carla Ryce, Shannon Irwin, Gemma Thomson & Jodie Thomas