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Faculty News: Social Subjects

Published: 30 March 2021

As part of the P7 Transition programme this year, a number of subject areas are delivering a Remote Lesson to the Primary 7 pupils.

Last Wednesday 24 March 2021, it was the turn for Business Education.  As a follow-up to that lesson pupils were asked to come up with an idea for a new Fruit Juice Drink, design the packaging and present this alongside information about the ingredients, target market and slogan.

We received some fantastic designs for our mini-competition, which was judged by Leila Maycock, Eilidh Robertson and Mr Dempster.  Leila and Eilidh have been coordinating this series of lessons with teachers across the schools, and communicating with the Primary 7 pupils via Google Classroom.

All the entries received can be viewed in the files below, we were...

Published: 08 March 2021

We are delighted to announce that Flo Fendick in S1 (2020/2021) has been announced by Sky as having being placed 3rd in the nationwide competition to design a poster to illustrate "Apprenticeships are for Everyone". Many congratulations to Flo.

Sky said: "We loved the use of the message and the creative way Flo showed the different professions involved."

A summary of the competition can be found in our previous news story.


Flo Fendick's Winning Entry

Published: 08 March 2021

Sky recently held a nationwide competition with the aim of ending the stereotype of apprenticeships in partnership with Skills Development Scotland

When you think of apprenticeships - what do you think of? Plumbers? Electricians?

At Sky, they understand that apprenticeships are for everyone and want to highlight the great opportunities that completing an apprenticeship can bring.

Sky offer apprenticeships in: technology; cyber security; software development; customer service and even media, like Sky News....

Published: 19 February 2021

Do you know what is offered in the Business Department from S3 onwards?  Read on!

We have prepared a Sway Presentation to give you a little more insight. In addition we also offer Economics and Retail in the Senior Phase.

Course Choice information for Session 2021/2022 is now available on the Course Choice area of our website:

Published: 18 December 2019

On Saturday 6 December 2019 ‘Oceanic’ attended the Young Enterprise Christmas Market at the Eric Liddell Centre, Edinburgh. Young enterprise is a charitable programme which promotes entrepreneurship in young adults in their senior school phase. The competition involves setting up a business with products that you then go and sell to the public. Our product consisted of eco packs that we had put together ourselves and other individual eco products.  The teams competing were from private and public schools in the Lothian area.

Our sales pitch, which was awarded second place, comprised of us explaining our product, our aims, how we have achieved this in our product and what makes our product special. We won 2nd Best Product, 2nd Best Sales Pitch and Best Overall Company within all...