AGS welcomed the Countryside Classroom on Wheels delivering a workshop in their purpose built, bio secure trailer designed to bring livestock, crop and feed samples to the school playground with the aim of introducing pupils to farming, food production and the countryside and raising awareness of the kinds of animals and plants raised on Scottish farms.
A group of AGS pupils had the opportunity to visit the Graham Construction project at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Monday the 13th of December, as an Insight visit into the construction industry.
They had a site visit of both the Baird Family Hospital & The Anchor Centre sites currently under construction and the biggest project of its kind currently underway in Scotland.
Two Graduate apprentices who left school to start their apprenticeships also highlighted the various key skills needed as well as routes into this industry the three main ones that they are involved in being:
- Foundation Apprenticeships
- Modern Apprenticeships
- Graduate Apprenticeships
It was a very worthwhile visit with the different routes into the industry very well highlighted as well as highlighting construction as a lucrative opportunity should they choose to enter this line of employment in the future.
Many thanks to Graham Construction for supporting the visit!
AGS took part in the Build Your Future construction challenge for schools in the North East.
The aim of the challenge is to raise the profile of the construction industry to S2 pupils, parents, and teachers, and to highlight the range of exciting and rewarding career opportunities there are out there. The challenge has been a huge success over the past couple of years and feedback has shown that pupils and teachers have come away with a better understanding of what a career in construction looks like, and it will hopefully be a bit of inspiration to pursue a career in construction in the future.
The 10 S2 pupils selected form the Balfour Beatty challenge took part in 3 tasks during P5&6 working with the following:
Safety Scotland – Environmental Challenge Task
KR Group – Retrofitting task
RGU – Scott Sutherland School of Architecture