Pupils explain exam changes to employers

Meldrum Academy
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Local employers have had the chance to learn about the new Curriculum for Excellence and changes to the school exam system, thanks to a group of pupils from Meldrum Academy.

The S3 and S4 youngsters delivered their presentation to representatives of local businesses and employers at an evening organised in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Oldmeldrum.

Pupils explained how the new curriculum helped to develop their skills and outlined how the various subjects did this. They also spoke of how they applied these skills across different curriculum areas using ‘capacity building courses’.

Depute head teacher Liz Prosser told employers the school would appreciate their support in talking to pupils about their line of work, as well as having pupils take part in work experience activities.

Oldmeldrum Rotarian Ray Walker said: “I think everyone who came along will agree that this has been a good way of helping local employers to understand the recent changes to qualifications and the school curriculum.

“Hopefully, events like this one can become a regular way of bringing together the school, Rotary and the wider business community together.

“We are indebted to Meldrum Academy S4 pupils Vickey Kotts, Sophie Manson, Ellis Munton and Maddy Reid and also the S3 pupils Ronan Adam, Calum Bridges, Rachel Harvie Jessica Hay, Morven Reid for their excellent contributions.”