S4 Employability Skills Programme
S4 pupils from Stranraer Academy have been involved in an Employability Skills programme in the place of exam leave in May 2017. The programme is aimed at building up a number of skills for pupils that will become useful for them in seeking employment after their school years are over. Work experience in local firms and businesses has been a valuable and important part of the course, with some pupils gaining part-time or weekend employment as a result. Visits to a construction site in Dalbeattie as well as practical workshops in school focussing on team building, first aid and Heartstart have also proven to be very useful for the pupils involved.