Business lunch at Nicolson Institute

The event was planned and hosted entirely by S4 pupils.

The event was planned and hosted entirely by S4 pupils.

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Marking a new era of partnership between the Nicolson Institute, Stornoway and the local economic community, Frances Murray on her first day as Head Teacher welcomed guests from 40 private and public sector organisations to a ‘business lunch’ on Monday, March 13th.

Recognising the current contribution from over 300 local partners to the education of young people at school, Mrs Murray said: ”This is a fantastic local example of the kind of partnership which Curriculum for Excellence expects nationally. We are very grateful to all who contribute so successfully to the employability skills of our pupils.”

The event itself was planned and hosted entirely by S4 pupils (pictured above) undertaking Skills for Work Hospitality, a course run in partnership with the Cabarfeidh Hotel.

This skills-based approach is part of a local strategy to provide young people with more opportunities to develop ‘employability skills’ and gain national qualifications in local/national economic priority sectors, including Harris Tweed, renewable Energy, Maritime, Crofting, Creative Industries/Gaelic Media, Construction and Engineering.