Summer schools in a class of their own

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Summer schools in a class of their own

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An exciting summer school schedule is now on offer for school pupils hoping to find a fun and inspiring way to spend part of their holidays and improve their career prospects.

Summer Schools on offer include Junior Chef and Traditional Building Schools, both at the Stirling Campus, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) at the Falkirk Campus.

Aimed at pupils in the Forth Valley area soon to start high school to those just about to leave, the schools will open up a whole new world to young people who want to reinforce the path they want to take when they leave school and also to those who are looking to turn that spark of interest in a subject into a full blown career.

During all Schools, industry partners will also contribute by delivering short lectures and providing valuable information on career development opportunities and the college is keen to hear from any parent or guardian interested in booking a slot for their children as soon as possible.

From 24-28 July, kids aged between 10-14 year old will be encouraged to cook and taste food from around the world as well as getting  the chance to make tasty savoury and sweet dishes such as fajitas and nachos, Victoria sponge cake and macaroni cheese, in the Junior Chef Summer School at the Stirling Campus.

At the STEM Summer School based at the Falkirk Campus – from 3-7 July, curiosity is the key for young people as they discover what’s in Irn Bru (liquid chromatography), and find out more about instrumental techniques, atomic absorption, blood sampling and augmented reality through a fantastic mix of hands-on practical workshops and project work.

And between 3-6 July at the Stirling Campus, the Traditional Building Skills Summer School - for S4-S6 pupils – will develop a wide range of practical hands-on skills including carpentry and joinery, decorative skills, stonemasonry and roofwork, as well as visiting buildings and projects of educational relevance and importance.

Forth Valley College Principal, Dr Ken Thomson, said:

“Every summer we pride ourselves here at Forth Valley College in offering school pupils the opportunity to invest just a few days of their summer holidays in a fun and inspiring workshop based course at the college which could give them a life-long career focus. This year is no different and we can’t wait to hear from the parents and guardians of the youngsters keen to try their hand at being a chef, a builder or a scientist this summer!”

Anyone looking to book a place should visit https://www.forthvalley.ac.uk/ways-to-study/summer-schools/ or to find out more information on the Summer Schools call 01324 403000.

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