|Carron Phoenix Competition Winners
Erin Toland, from St Mungo’s High
School, and Blair Davidson from Bo’ness Academy, both
received a pleasant surprise last week.
Make it in Scotland roadshow
They had recently attended the Make it
in Scotland roadshow in Grangemouth with the rest of their year
groups and those of 17 other schools from the Forth Valley area.
The roadshow gave pupils the opportunity
to take part in hands on activities run by employers from the
Erin and Blair were at an activity run
by local company, Carron Phoenix Ltd and entered a competition
with them to design a sink.
Erin’s design was chosen out of
300 plus entries as the judges were impressed with the way she
used an interesting combination of existing sink designs.
Blair’s design caught the judge’s
eye for his addition of an edge design and raised taps.
Kenny Ritchie, Shift Manager from Carron Phoenix visited both schools
last week to present certificates and £30 in vouchers for each
of the pupils.
Roadshow offers realistic approach to manufacturing
Kenny and his colleagues enjoyed participating
in the roadshow, “the Make it in Scotland roadshow offers
a very realistic approach to manufacturing, and more importantly,
the world ahead for today’s young adult.
I believe it’s the hands on experience
that gives them that lasting impression that we all strive to
have or to offer others.
It is these impressions that will help
guide the pupils on the various roads ahead and their career
Make it in Scotland is an annual event organised
by Careers Scotland
The involvement of local and national
manufacturing companies is vital to give the pupils of Forth
Valley a valuable insight into the sector that forms an essential
part of Scotland’s economy.