As with the first meeting in December, the forum was held over two lunch time sessions; the first with pupils from Sir E Scott School in Harris and Sgoil Lionacleit in Uist using e-Sgoil’s VScene facilities, the second with Nicholson Pupils in the e-Sgoil building along with Castlebay School in Barra via VScene.
Our guest speakers on this occasion included renowned local musician and entrepreneur; Keith Morrison of Wee Studio and industry experts in digital media from the CNES Multimedia Unit; John Macdonald and Alick Matheson.
All three speakers were extremely engaging, informative and provoked some very insightful questions from pupils in all locations.
The purpose of our ‘Future Focus Forums’ are to give third and fourth year pupils the chance to learn from experienced professionals about careers in growth areas of the local economy and to provide an opportunity to discuss various routes into those careers, including the wide range of apprenticeships and other Applied Learning qualifications on offer.
There were 47 pupils across the four locations for this particular forum.