Category: Developing the Young Workforce

WM Donald Technical Day

AGS welcomed WM Donald in to school yesterday working with a group of 60 S3 pupils. This was an excellent and valuable experience highlighting and inspiring pupils to a possible career pathway in construction. This Technical day was only one of four WM Donald offer school sin a year so were very lucky to get this opportunity.

Pupils were actively involved in a whole day of activities lead by WM Donald staff a lot of who were apprentices themselves including one former pupil based round the construction industry including:

  • Mono Blocking
  • Drainage
  • Excavator Simulator
  • Site Set up
  • Build a Bridge
  • Plant Hire

A great experience for our pupils and thank to all WM Donald staff and DYW NE for making this happen.

Discover STEM @ University of Dundee

A Group of senior AGS pupils travelled to Dundee to take part in a Discover STEM event at the University of Dundee. The university’s enthusiastic academic staff ran a range of taster sessions in Maths, Engineering, Computing, Life Sciences, Physics and Anatomy & Human Identification aimed at S5/S6 pupils. This event also provided an opportunity to see the University of Dundee campus with a guided tour from their friendly students. The event concluded with a dynamic team based competition for which prizes were awarded.

First Aid at Work Qualification

A huge well done to senior pupil Ethan Brown, who completed his full First Aid at Work Qualification during study leave with Mini First Aid.

Ethan was originally due to complete just a one day course however his enthusiasm impressed the trainer and he was invited to complete the full qualification.

We are really proud of Ethan for working hard and seeking out opportunities to gain extra skills and qualifications that will help him in his future career!