Rothesay pupils enjoy a taste of uni life

John Jack, Carlyn Leitch and Harrison Hughes won three of the 70 places available on a summer school at St Andrews University run by the Access Rural Communities project.
John Jack, Carlyn Leitch and Harrison Hughes won three of the 70 places available on a summer school at St Andrews University run by the Access Rural Communities project.

Three pupils from Rothesay Academy recently spent a week at a summer school at St Andrews University to help prepare them for student life.

Harrison Hughes, Carlyn Leitch and John Jack were among 70 pupils from rural communities across the Highlands and Islands to win places at the summer school as part of the university’s Access for Rural Communities (ARC) project.

The trio, who all started S5 at the Academy in June, spent the week living in halls of residence, studying subjects of their choice and taking part in a range of social activities aimed at giving them the tools, know-how and confidence to stretch themselves and succeed in higher education.

* Read the thoughts of Harrison, Carlyn and John in full in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, July 16.