Speyside pupils boost skills with Developing the Young Workforce support

As reported by Press and Journal, Moray pupils recently attended a football match and carried out various activities in order to boost their maths and English skills

Pupils at Speyside High School teamed up with a Highland League in order to boost their maths and English skills.

They attended a match in Rothes with the aim of carrying out a variety of tasks that would aid their education.

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) supported the initiative.

DYW brings learners and employers together to improve the employability credentials of the former.

Pupils from S1 and S2 collected stats from the match before interviewing the players and the referee. Then, the collected information was compiled into a report.

Acting deputy head teacher, Kevin Pirie, said: “This project was about delivering education in an alternative way and it’s been a great success.

“As well as the curriculum successes, the project has promoted shared learning as each pupil was responsible for collating different data which they have then shared to create their presentations and given the pupils an insight into the workings of a football club.

“This was the first time we have run this project, but due to the successes and the positive outcomes for the pupils, the hope is that we will be able to do it again.”

Sarah Baxter, manager of DYW Moray, added: “The pupils have not only increased their educational attainment, but they have worked with and got to meet with people in a real working-life scenario.”

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