High School pupils get a taste of campus life

Lecturer Iain Scott with high school pupils and Borders College students
Lecturer Iain Scott with high school pupils and Borders College students

Pupils from Hawick High recently spent a day at the town’s Borders College Campus as part of a taster session allowing them to try out life as a
carpentry and joinery student.

The pupils were supported in class by lecturers Iain Scott and David Redpath, along with the full-time City & Guilds carpentry and joinery students.

Mr Scott, who arranged the event with the high school, said: “The purpose of getting the pupils over is to allow them to experience life as a student. Many have already made the decision to come
to college and this allows
them that extra opportunity before submitting an application.”

School pupil Joseph Chipakupaku commented: “This has been a great way of trying out the course before I apply. I definitely want to be a joiner now.”

Full-time student Todd McCourt said: “It was great fun showing the high school pupils the skills that we have learned.”

Anyone thinking of applying for any Borders College course should ensure they apply before March 15 to be guaranteed an interview for the course of their choice.