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World Radiography Day on Friday 8th November.

Interest in a career in Radiography? – World Radiography Day on Friday 8th November.

Come and join the Imaging department at Albyn Hospital as they celebrate World Radiography Day on Friday 8th November.

The date marks the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895, where Radiographers worldwide use the day to promote Radiography as a career.  Local secondary school pupils whom have an interest in Radiography are invited to take part in one of our tours of the Imaging Department as well as the interactive information stall that will be at our MRI reception.  Students from RGU will also be volunteering on the day and will give pupils an opportunity to discuss any degree related queries they may have.

If interested please see Mr. Foster before Friday to get your place booked.


S2 Balfour Beatty Challenge

On Friday the 4th of October all of our S2 year group took part in a challenge set up by Belfour Beatty during Period 5 & 6. The challenge was to construct the tallest tower to hold a golf ball at the top in 20 minutes in groups of five. This was lead by John Cairns of Balfour Beatty.

The towers were constructed out of K’Nex and marked in three areas:

  • Teamwork
  • Height of tower
  • Design of tower

There were some interesting designs and teams worked very well together but at the end of each period we had to choose a winning team. The winning teams will now form one team of ten to go forward and represent AGS at the upcoming Build your Future event taking place on Thursday 14th November at Stewart Milne Group, Westhill.



Energise Your Future at Offshore Europe 2019

A group of fifteen S4 – S6 pupils attended the OPITO EYF event on Friday 6th of September. After the group had a welcome from OPITO the group then took part in a Shell STEM challenge. This was to build a Salt water Car. The car was powered by saltwater fuel Cell.

Once the cars were raced it was time to get a tour of Offshore Europe lead by OPITO Apprentices visiting the following company’s:

  • Wood PLC
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Schlumberger
  • IGUS
  • ASCO
  • Xodus Group

I very interesting day for the pupils highlighting the various options of employment from Technical apprenticeships to Graduate entry.



Concrete in the Classroom

A group of S3 pupils took part in a series of lessons over two days recently with the group having a site visit to Leiths Quarry in Dyce at the end of the second day.  This was a very successful opportunity which was delivered by Dale Lyon of Concrete Scotland.  This being his first school in the NE he has delivered the course to.

Some of the main objectives of this opportunity:

– Create a learning experience which shows employability within the Construction Industry and explore the part that the Concrete Sector plays in this Industry. 

– Develop an awareness of career opportunities that may not have been referenced prior to the program. 

– Create lifelong learning skills and show how these materialise in future work opportunities.