Anna Ritchie pupils look to the future

Una Simpson speaks at the Anna Ritchie School presentation
Una Simpson speaks at the Anna Ritchie School presentation

Anna Ritchie School senior pupils and their parents attended a presentation last Tuesday called ‘School and Beyond’.

A number of guest speakers from various organisations were there to talk about the options and opportunities that are available to pupils once they leave school.

The aim of the presentation was to provide help, support and advice to pupils to ensure they have an easy transition from school to work or further education.

Guest speakers included Kevin Warrander, team project manager for Peterhead Prince’s Trust, who spoke about the team building opportunity available to youngsters in the local area.

Lynn Findlay from North East Scotland College followed and spoke about the various courses available at each campus throughout the north east.

The audience also heard from Anna Ritchie School’s Home Economics teacher Mrs Cameron, who helps to provide work experience placements for pupils.

She mentioned that a number of Peterhead businesses including the New Hope Trust, the Albert Hotel, McDonalds and Morrisons all welcome pupil placements.

Current pupil Iona Ross spoke to everyone about her placement at Clerkhill Nursery and she said: “I really enjoyed helping.”

Other guest speakers included Alley Allan and Sharon Tulloch of Skills Development Scotland, Terry Moran of the Albert Hotel, Una Simpson, and Val Smith of LEAD Scotland.