A collaborative project designed to give pupils experience of planning and delivering an event for their local area.
VisitAberdeenshire are collaborating with Peterhead Academy on an industry-led project for senior Travel & Tourism pupils. The project - A Taste of Buchan - will invite local producers to participate in a food festival led by the senior pupils, who will be guided through the process by a team from VisitAberdeenshire.
Over the first three terms of the academic year 2023-24, VisitAberdeenshire will deliver four classroom sessions for the pupils. The first, which has taken place, gave pupils an overview of the work of VisitAberdeenshire, as well as its aims, objectives and roles within the organisation. These insights have allowed the pupils to replicate some of the job functions within their own group-work activities.
The project forms part of VisitAberdeenshire Young Person's Guarantee commitment and underpins its collaborative partnership with Peterhead Academy. Through the project, pupils are gaining a heightened awareness of career opportunities within the tourism sector in North-east Scotland.
"This learning partnership will allow our young people to develop essential employability skills, such as teamwork, critical thinking, collaboration, and leadership, giving them the opportunity to apply them in context as part of their own community event, better preparing them for life beyond Peterhead Academy."
Senior Additional Support for Learning (ASL) pupils from Mackie Academy experienced a real-life workplace - and the diverse range of roles within it - courtesy of a visit to their local Asda store.
A tour of Brewdog provided Harlaw Academy senior pupils with an insight into lab-based job roles within the workplace.
A tour of the Aberdeen Altens Hotel gave senior phase pupils from Lochside Academy experience of a working commercial kitchen.