Tag: DYW

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.


Architecture talk by former pupil

Former Pupil Struan Morrison came back to AGS to deliver a presentation on his Architecture course and life at Strathclyde University to a group of our senior Graphic Communication & Art & Design pupils.

Struan who left AGS in 2019, explained what architecture is and the three units of study he has been learning about – Architectural Design, Urban Design & Landscape Architecture. As well as his studies in Poland and business he has set up.

He explained and showed pupils through his presentation how the skills learned in the subjects he took at school have helped him in the course and how he’s progressed these into his 5th year of study. He explained the entry requirements and current university’s teaching architecture as well as associated jobs linked to the course that he can be employed in at the end of the course.

Thank you to Struan for coming back to AGS to speak to our current pupils!


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!