Angus Council launches 'World of Work Wednesdays'


16th February 2011

First National Glow event screened from Forfar Academy.

Angus Council's inaugural 'World of Work Wednesdays' launched at Forfar Academy on 26th of January 2011. The event was screened live to 20 schools across Scotland, with the topic 'Working in Agriculture'.

Around 300 pupils took part, and feedback has been positive, saying that the event was informative and entertaining, due mostly to the varied job roles of the speakers who all work in the agriculture industry. The speakers were from the Royal Highland Education Trust, Stracathro & Careston Estates Ltd, Enterprise in Education, Learning and Teaching Scotland, Agricar Ltd and Forfar Mart.

Pupils at Muirfield Primary have also been getting down to some hard work, setting up their own savings bank in the school with help from employees of their local Royal Bank of Scotland in Arbroath. The children have been developing many skills in preparation for this: skills for Learning, Life and Work permeated throughout all aspects of this project and the pupils have a greater insight into what the 'World of Work' is like.

These are great examples of businesses engaging with schools, helping to make young people aware of the role of business and the world of work. It's something that businesses in all sectors should consider, to encourage young talent and an interest in work.

For further information, or if you are interested in getting involved with and/or taking part in a World of Work Wednesday event, please contact Joanne McFadden, Skills for Work Coordinator, tel: 01307 473697 or email

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