Young Enterprise

Congratulations to our Young Enterprise team Unravel who scooped three awards at the Young Enterprise Highland and Moray Area Finals last night.

⭐The first prize was for Innovation which was awarded for the development of their mental health game.

⭐The next was for Best Trade Stand at the Christmas Market in December.

⭐And finally, well done to Jessica Streeter-Smith who won an individual Impact award, for her commitment to the mental health cause.

We are very proud of all of their achievements.

There are still a few packs of the Unravel game left – get in touch with team through Facebook or Instagram to purchase a pack for £12.99.

School Meal Price Increases

Highland Council is increasing the cost of school meals from Monday 15th April. From then, meals will be priced at:

  • Primary School Meals: Increase from £2:30 to £2:40 per 2 course meal. This will apply to pupils in P6 & P7 until the full roll out of universal free school meals is agreed by the Scottish Government.
  • Secondary School Meals: Increase from £2:55 to £2:65 per 2 course meal
  • Adult Meals: Increase from £4:00 to £4:20 per 2 course meal.

Developing The Young Workforce

This morning Kat and Mike from The Royal Navy conducted a Ready Steady Cook challenge for our S4 bakery and Skills for Work students. The students had 1 hour and 15 minutes to serve up chicken kiev with fondant potatoes and garnish, and a scrumptious sticky toffee pudding for dessert! Our budding chefs have a wider understanding of the roles available within the Navy, and the skills required to excel in logistics catering services. Well done students – your dishes were delicious!

My Future Friday

For this morning’s, My Future Friday session we welcomed Ina from Courtyard by Marriott. Ina chatted about the roles available within the hospitality industry, and particularly the summer job opportunities for those aged 16+at the Courtyard by Marriott. With the hotel being near Culloden, many of our students were super keen to find out more information. Huge thank you to Ina.

Developing The Young Workforce

On Tuesday we had the Katie from The Highland Hospice in, delivering a session on Event Planning to our S3 Administration Studies students. The session involved a little role play, which the students aced, and a discussion around the logistics of planning an event. Katie used the Highland Hospice raft race as an example of the administration required to plan, execute, and wrap-up a large scale event. Huge thank you to Katie

Pi Day

To celebrate Pi day (March 14th – 3.14 in US date format) various classes across the Maths department took part in several activities related to Pi and Maths. Amongst the activities were Pi Chains, Pi-Kus, The History of Maths and finding our dates of birth in amongst the trillion known digits of Pi. Lots of fun and thumbs up all around!

My Future Friday

For last week’s My Future Friday session we had Mike from Lifescan. He chatted about his journey to becoming an engineer and the roles available at Lifescan, including their 4-year Maintenance Engineering apprenticeship programme. The session was attended by around 60 students, with 19 staying behind to ask questions about the programme, and other opportunities at Lifescan.

Our S1 Technology class were then invited along after the session to look at how machines manufacture products. Super enthusiastic group and lots of learning was had!

Thank you Lifescan.

PE Talk: DM Elite

This morning, we had Personal Trainor Kyle from DM Elite in speaking with our senior phase PE students. He talked to them about a typical ‘day in the life’ of a personal trainer, how to start a career in fitness, and why people are becoming more interested in health and wellbeing. Huge thank you to Kyle.

Househill Cafe Project

Pupil’s in Mrs Skinner’s N5 Graphic Communication class had a live project with Househill Cafe in Nairn to design an advert for their social media. The 3 winners of the competition were Zara Jones, Luca Inglis and Struan Brough. Househill Cafe said they chose the designs because:

“I like them because they are clean and minimalist and would suit our social media pages. They have also made our logo really obvious and have used our brand colours.”

Well done Zara, Luca and Struan!