A scheme to encourage more senior students from secondary schools to opt to go to college was rolled out this week at Cardonald College.
Groups of students from Govan High, Whitehill Secondary and St Paul’s High were invited to the College and challenged in a series of activities to get a taste of student life there. College students were the mentors to each group of 10 secondary school pupils. Apart from practical workshops covering tv, fashion, hairdressing and beauty, music technology and construction – all courses offered at Cardonald – the pupils learned how College students manage their finances and how the college functions.
Said a College spokesperson: ‘The main aim is to show the options available here. Some may not be ready for the jump to University from school just yet. Others can come here to gain more qualifications such as Highers before taking degree level study.’
The 30 secondary schools with the lowest progression rates into higher and further education will be sending their S3 to S6 pupils in the College option.
Fans of the extremely successful games show ‘Copycats’ have a chance get up close and personal by being the audience for the next series which is being recorded in Glasgow.
The BBC’s Scottish headquarters building at Pacific Quay is the venue in July. If you want to be a part of the picture, the free tickets can be booked by email from: email@example.com or by phone on 0141 422 6571. The recording dates are Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 July; Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 July; Tuesday 20 to Thursday 22 July.
Hosted by Sam and Mark, the show comes from the same Children’s BBC team responsible for hits such as ‘Raven’, ‘Wait for It’, ‘Stakeout’ and ‘Ed and Oucho’s Excellent Inventions’.
‘We’d like to invite viewers and fans to take part, as audience members, in the studio recordings which are due to take place in July, during the summer holidays.’ said their spokesperson.
‘This is an amazing opportunity for adults and children aged from 9 to 13, to come into Studio A at Pacific Quay and be part of the audience for Copycats. The show itself will feature a fantastic mix of mimes, drawing and musical cubical games, with brand new challenges facing the contestants as the two teams compete head-to-head. Misunderstandings lead to some hilarious guesses, and make this a show not to be missed!’
Lucky audience members will enjoy a ring-side seat throughout the fun, and get to cheer on the teams with Sam and Mark!