Pupils at Newbattle High have been benefiting from training provided by the company set to build their new school.
Midlothian Council invited Morrison Construction to offer an SQA Employability and Construction training programme to eight fifth year pupils from Newbattle High School.
This included a visit to the James Gillespie’s Campus project in Edinburgh to gain insight into the construction of a new build high school – ahead of the Newbattle new school project.
Pupil Connor Darling (15), said:“I learned a lot of useful information about the construction industry so I think this programme will be really helpful for my future. I also enjoyed taking part in mock interviews and learning about team building.”
Programme co-ordinator Alice Harley from Morrison Construction said: “Bridging the gap between education and employment is a crucial factor to aid sustainable economic recovery.
“The Employability and Construction programme supports the Curriculum for Excellence, touching on employability, personal and social development, communication, problem solving, using initiative, English, numeracy, presentation and team work. ”
Those who completed the programme received a Morrison Construction Certificate of Achievement award.