Work shadowing week for Rothesay Academy pupils

Rothesay Academy pupil Jessie Docherty spent her work shadowing week with the Bute Tiddlers (here) and the Rustle Way Arts and Media Studio.

Rothesay Academy pupil Jessie Docherty spent her work shadowing week with the Bute Tiddlers (here) and the Rustle Way Arts and Media Studio.

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Sixth year pupils from Rothesay Academy spent last week gaining valuable experience of the world of work at businesses and other organisations throughout Bute - and far beyond.

On the island organisations such as Fyne Futures, Bute Fabrics, Argyll and Bute Council and Rothesay Motor Services all hosted pupils who will soon be leaving school to go on to employment, further or higher education or training, while the list of off-island workplaces - which seems to grow more exotic by the year! - this year included Waverley Excursions in Glasgow, the Met Office in Edinburgh, the M&D’s theme park in Lanarkshire, the National Piping Centre and DF Concerts, organisers of the annual T In The Park festival.

Slightly closer to home we caught up with three pupils who spent their week in Rothesay. One. Jessie Docherty, spent her week with the Rustle Way Arts and Media Studio in Russell Street, and told us on Friday: “I’ve worked with video editing software and Photoshop, filmed the Bute Tiddlers at the Moat Centre doing their stuff and uploaded my video to YouTube, and generally helped out.

“It’s such a nice place for kids and adults to come and there are always people dropping in and out of the studio, which made it a really interesting week.”

* More from Rothesay Academy’s work shadowing week in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, November 21.