Apprenticeship Opportunities

Various organisations are looking for apprentices – you may find with companies like Leonardo that they open applications now but will not start the apprentice until July / August.
EDF Energy Torness Power Station – they tend to recruit every year – to see details, go to https://t.co/kRYrlujv3j
Leonardo (they make the electronics for fighter jets / military planes) also recruit every year
Network Rail are looking for students to participate in their graduate and placement opportunities (tend to recruit on a regular basis also)
BBC also seem to be looking for production apprentices and trainees – have a look at bbc.co.uk and search for careers and then click on the tab “apprenticeships and traineeships.”
Barbara Moir Careers Adviser

Scottish Cabinet Question & Answer Session

15 Modern Studies Advanced Higher and Higher pupils were given a unique opportunity on the 5TH November to take part in the democratic process. The entire Scottish Cabinet were hosting a question and answer session in the Ladywood Centre, Penicuik. The discussion was very open, and we can verify that the Cabinet did not see the questions beforehand. The Question and Answer session lasted for 1 hour 30 minutes, and afterwards the Cabinet had tea with the audience. Many of our students took this opportunity to be photographed with Nicola Sturgeon, and to speak with Ministers. This was an amazing insight into the workings of Cabinet, and students very much enjoyed the experience.

DHS Remembers the Great War (1914-1918)

As part of our focus week ‘DHS Remembers’, our History Department thought that it would be a nice opportunity for staff, pupils and parents to reflect on the contributions made by their own families during the Great War (1914-1918).
If you have a family member who fought in the war or contributed in the Home Front and you would like to share their story, it would be great if you could complete the attached document.  I have attached one for my great uncle who was a Royal Engineer and died in 1917 aged only 20 years old.
It would be fantastic for our pupils to see how the war impacted families in our local area.
 
Completed profiles should be sent to me either by email or hard copy by Wednesday 7th November.  They will be displayed on our wall of remembrance in block 1.
Nicola Hogg, CL Humanities, Dalkeith High School (N.Hogg@mgfl.net).

2019-2020 Tianjin Scholarship

Please see  information below regarding the 2019-2020 Tianjin Scholarship.  In conjunction with the Tianjin Municipal Education Commission, the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools offers current 6th year pupils the opportunity to apply to spend an academic year learning Mandarin in Tianjin, China. Further information about the scholarship application process and criteria is included in the documents below.

Download: Tianjin Scholarship cover letter_2019-2020

Download: Tianjin scholarship application form_2019-2020