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Discover EY – 13 February 2018

Are you in S5 and unsure if university is the right path? Interested to find out where a career at EY could take you? Join us for Discover EY on 13 February 2018, a half-day insight programme, where you will learn more about EY, what we do and the programmes we offer. You’ll also meet our people, including current apprentices, to learn about their journey, and gain an understanding of the key skills you need for a career within business, finance or technology. Start today. Change tomorrow.

If you are interested in taking part click here. You will need your My World of Work login to access this.

Keep Safe Online: Useful Guidance for Pupils and Parents

Some schools have reported that pupils have been using an app called “Houseparty” and accepting friend requests from people who they do not know. This then can lead to inappropriate contact from adults and attempts to groom children.

The following information is useful guidance for pupils and parents.

Keep Safe Online: What Pupils Need to Know

We all need to keep safe online: on our computers, devices, game consoles and on our mobile phones.  This is a quick list of what you need to know to stay safe.

  1. Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
  2. Think carefully before posting pictures, videos or live streaming of yourself.  Once you’ve put content of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
  3. Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
  4. Never give out your passwords
  5. Don’t befriend people you don’t know
  6. Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online.  Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
  7. Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
  8. Think carefully about what you say before you share something online
  9. Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
  10. If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the service or app, turn off your device and talk to a trusted adult.  If anyone contacts you online in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, tell a trusted adult.

In some apps, your details might be shared with other people who are not your friends, but friends of someone else you are sharing with.  Be aware, if you don’t know someone its best to leave the conversation.

Expressive Arts News!

S4 pupil Megan won the ‘My Place in Scotland’ photography competition last academic session and we have just received news that her winning photography was exhibited in America with winners from around the world. She received the brochure with her photo in it and a certificate of congratulations.

We had a number of students enter the My Future Aspirations competition. They received over 155 entries from across the region and the judges placed Josh (S1) in the top 15, achieving Certificate of Excellence. Amazing News! He will receive his Certificate next month at an awards evening. Also from that competition Daisy achieved Certificate of Commendation and Ayra, Tiegan, Jodie, Lucy, Lewis and Katie achieved Certificate of Achievement. Brilliant news all round!

A huge thank you to the Art Department for their ongoing hard work in raising the aspirations of our young people and supporting them tirelessly to achieve they best they can.

J Naples-Campbell, FH Expressive Arts

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