Bute pupils ‘Take Time’ to consider their next move

Trying Police Scotland's headgear for size at the 2015 Take Time careers and community event at Rothesay Joint Campus.
Trying Police Scotland's headgear for size at the 2015 Take Time careers and community event at Rothesay Joint Campus.

Rothesay Academy pupils were given the opportunity this week to find out more about the options available to them after they leave school at the annual Take Time community and careers event.

As well as potential education and employment opportunities once their school days are at an end, those who attended also had the chance to find out more about just a few of the many community groups on Bute and about how to get involved in their work outside of school hours.

Sadly the number of mainland-based organisations attending the event was lower than usual after heavy fog caused both the island’s ferry routes to be suspended, but those who did attend were still able to answer lots of questions from local young people interested in finding out more about the opportunities available on Bute and beyond.

Organisations represented at the event, which was organised by Skills Development Scotland, included Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the University of Stirling, the HELP Project, Homestart-MAJIK, Fyne Futures and the Saltire Awards, the national volunteering scheme for young people.

* More photos from the event in the next issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, October 8.