Creative Industries Insight Event for S4-6

Developing the Young Workforce are pleased to offer a ‘live’ virtual event informing secondary school pupils about careers in the Creative Industries.

  • What: Virtual Creative Industries Insight Event
  • When: Thursday 17th June 6.30pm – 7-30pm
  • Who: S4 – S6 and Parents who want to learn more about the variety of careers in the Creative Industries
  • Aim: Insight into a range of jobs in the Creative Industries

Did you know that there will be 15,800 job openings in the Creative Industries in Edinburgh between 2017 – 2027? DYW would like to invite pupils to join us for a 1 hour Creative Industries Career Insights Event to understand the variety of roles and opportunities available in Scotland’s thriving creative industries sector.

This event is ideal for anyone interested in Music, Art, Design, Performance, Drama, Film, Production and Events. There will be a panel of speakers from different sectors of the Creative Industries each taking us through their career journey and the opportunities available in their industry. Pupils and parents will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the speakers to understand the variety of career paths available.

Speakers include:

  • Colin Marr, Theatre Director, Edinburgh Playhouse
  • Roisin Kelly, Researcher, BBC Scotland
  • Graeme Lea-Ross, Learning Officer, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
    Kim-Marie Bryce, Interior Designer, Michael Laird Architects

Pupils and parents can register via Eventbrite here:

School of Basketball Information for new S1

Tynecastle High School is a School of Basketball, an educational programme which has been successfully running for the past four years. The partnership, between the school and West Edinburgh Warriors Basketball Club, with input and support from Basketball Scotland, not only enhances the provision we offer in physical education and physical activity but also aims to create an environment where sport will make a significant contribution to the development of young people. This opportunity is offered to a limited number of S1 students.

Not only will the programme develop your son/daughters’ physical skills it will also work to develop essential lifelong skills: Communication; Team working; Leadership; Discipline; Employability, Creativity; Developing Strategies and problem solving etc.

The programme involves 1/2 sessions within the curriculum and 1/2 extra-curricular sessions (before/after school0. They are provided with a space and support to complete any subject work they miss after school. The times for this coming year are yet undecided but we are hoping to start the programme after the summer in late August/early September.

In S1 they will work towards completing the Dynamic Youth Award, gaining SCQF points. In S2 they undertake the Make it Happen course (introduction to refereeing, coaching and officiating) and in S3 they will work towards a qualification in leadership.

If you would like your son/daughter to be considered for the School of Basketball, please fill in the details below.

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