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Dear Parents/Carers

I hope you are well. 

Yesterday I was able to sit in on the excellent online presentations from Craigmount students taking part in the final of a national business competition aimed at girls, Growing Future Assets. I was very impressed with the level of preparation, confident delivery and team work shown by K Moore, A Faiz, U Goyal, J Lang and K Mather, especially as there was a very experienced panel of judges from the business world, on-the-spot questions from the panel, and the challenge of delivering a joint presentation using unfamiliar technology. Well done to the team! We should hear the result later this week.

I want to share the report below from Mrs Scott:

“I was very impressed with the girls for delivering such a thoroughly researched PowerPoint on L’Occitane which included up-to-date statistics. They coped also well with the challenge of technology and answering thought-proving questions remotely.   This session, the girls started meeting frequently in my classroom for a working lunch and continued through the lockdown to work remotely together updating their PowerPoint.  They worked closely as a team.  It is to their credit that they continued with this project in these challenging times and their resilience should be commended.  Hopefully this opportunity has raised their awareness of the opportunities available for young girls in the world of investment and may help shape their careers in the future.  We had a second team who were not chosen for the final.  Both mentors for the teams work for Baillie Gifford and I hope in the future to welcome them to Craigmount to meet the girls, and for the girls to visit their offices when the time is right.

This is the final Future Assets Activity of the year – earlier this session 2 of our S6 students  attended a one day training event at Bauer Media who own Radio Forth.  They were then given the opportunity to interview Jo Swinson who was at that time the Leader of the Liberal Democrats.  The girls featured on the BBC News with Jo.  In addition to the 2 girls who took on the journalism role, another 4 S6 girls attended the event at Strathclyde University aimed at encouraging girls to consider a career in the finance sector.  Ten S4 girls also attended the Future Assets Roadshow at Edinburgh University and took part in a range of activities again aimed at educating girls about the opportunities in the Finance Sector.  It is hoped that these experiences can be repeated in the future when the time is right.”

(Mrs Scott- Business Studies)

This week House teams will also be sharing some important safety advice schools have been sent about the dangers of swimming in open water.

Stay safe.

T Rae

Head Teacher