Band “In Hindsight” visit Forrester

Band

“In Hindsight”, an up and coming young band, visited school today to deliver a healthy living message to our S1 and S2 pupils.
 
The band are ambassadors for DARE (UK)  - Drug Abuse Resistance Education  - and as well as performing some of their own songs they led a Q & A session from the pupils with S1 focusing on the harmful effects of smoking and alcohol abuse and S2 also looking at the damaging effects of illegal drugs.
 
The three boys in the band gave a very strong, clear message encouraging a healthy lifestyle, with positive choices and decisions and avoiding the very real risks attached to smoking and drugs of all kinds.

Travel & Tourism class visit the City

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Miss Paterson’s Travel and Tourism class went on the open top bus tour in order to analyse the tourist experience in Edinburgh and look at how the business attracts customers. The class then conducted a survey by asking tourists about their stay in Edinburgh for their folio!

Queen Margaret University Academies

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For the last couple of years now we have had students take part in the pioneering Academies on offer at Queen Margaret University. The information below will give you an understanding of how the partnership is working. This year, Forrester has 8 students taking part in various Academies.

Over 400 lucky school pupils from Edinburgh, Lothians and the Borders secured their place on a pioneering academy project which aims to boost educational and career opportunities for 15 – 18 year olds.
 
In just two years, the acclaimed academies project, spearheaded by Queen Margaret University and Edinburgh College, has grown from 34 young people from three East Lothian schools, to 450 pupils from over 50 schools in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian and the Scottish Borders.

Edinburgh Guarantee Opportunities Bulletin

Please click on the link below to access the latest career opportunties for our young poeple in Edinburgh. You can keep up to date with all the latest information regarding career opportunities in our Pupil Support Leaders section of the Web Site.

Edinburgh Guarantee Schools Bulletin

Voter Registration Event

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On Thursday 21st August we held a Voter Registration Event in our Social area. Our aim was to ensure all students over 16 were registered to vote for the referendum on Scottish independence. We enlisted the help of Lawrence and Steven from the Community Learning Development team to promote this event, with senior students who volunteered to undertake a training session and then help other students fill out the forms and answer their questions. Those who participated were Reagan Woodrow, Megan Kerr, Taylor Hoy, Jenny Colak, Sarah Walls, Amber Javaid, Eilidh Dewar, Lauren Strang and Elle Watson.

Overall, the event was a great success!

Career Academy Internships

Career Academy

10 of our senior students are currently taking part in a 2 year Career Academy programme with Career Academies UK. Our students are learning about the world of work, getting regular mentoring from their contact in business and undertaking guru lectures about the skill set required to be successful in the workplace. Over the summer they have undertaken a paid internship with various companies around the City. Please have a read at this article which was put together by one of our Career Academy students, Marc Duncan.

Forrester Career Academy Internship