Course Choice – Foundation Apprenticeships

Pupils in the Senior phase will soon be making choices for subjects going into S5 or S6.  One of the pathways on offer is for pupils to move onto progressing with a Foundation Apprenticeship.  Further information about these will be given out over the next few weeks, however, NESCoL are running Foundation Apprenticeship Information Sessions across three of their campuses in February. The aim of the events is to help students and their support networks to gain all the relevant information they need to make those crucial decisions regarding their Senior Phase timetables.

Curriculum staff and the NESCol Foundation Apprenticeship Programme Officers will be on hand to give an overview of the different frameworks and to answer any questions regarding Foundation Apprenticeships.

Event registration is via Eventbrite and dates and timings are detailed below:

Fraserburgh Campus, 20 February 2020 from 6.00pm to 7.30pm (All Frameworks)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/foundation-apprenticeship-information-session-fraserburgh-campus-tickets-82824782153

 

Aberdeen City Campus, 24 February 2020 from 6.00pm to 7.30pm (All Frameworks except Engineering)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/foundation-apprenticeship-information-session-aberdeen-city-campus-tickets-82822324803

 

Aberdeen Altens Campus, 25 February 2020 from 6.00pm to 7.30pm (Mechanical, Electrical & Civil Engineering Frameworks only)

 

Please use the following link to register for any of the events.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/foundation-apprenticeship-information-session-aberdeen-altens-campus-tickets-82793253851

 

Bridge of Don Academy Free Breakfast Club

The Bridge of Don Academy Free Breakfast Club continues to grow since its launch last year.  The club is FREE to any pupil and is open every morning in GP2 from 8am until registration.  Hunger is a barrier for pupils to concentrate and learn effectively in school so the breakfast club aims to eliminate this through this free offering. All pupils are welcome to drop in for some toast, cereal, fruit, porridge or fruit juice to start their day with a good nutritious breakfast in a safe, friendly environment.

The club is gratefully supported by Tesco and FareShare who donate unsold bakery items every week which has resulted in 266kg of food that would have gone to waste being used within the breakfast club.  The breakfast club is another step the school is taking in reducing the poverty related attainment gap and providing families and pupils ways to poverty-proof the school day.  Whilst also addressing several sustainable development goals including; Number 2 – Zero Hunger, Number 3 – Good Health and Well-being and Number 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities.