Lisa Scott (HHS) and Stacey Grieve (DYW)

Thu, Jan 27th 2022 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lisa Scott, Depute Head at Corporate member Hawick High School and Stacey Grieve of Developing the Young Workforce talk to us about their work in that context.


Hawick Rotary Club met once again at Mansfield House Hotel on Thursday, 27 January and were joined by Lisa Scott, Depute Head at Hawick High School and Stacey Grieve, coordinator at DYW Borders, Developing the Young Workforce, who works between Hawick High School and Berwickshire High School.

Stacey has a unique task where her overarching role is to connect between local employers and the school, making the Borders a place where we can keep our young people as we have an aging population. Stacey is focusing on Graduate Level apprenticeships where pupils who have Highers can be trained on the job and be put through the Open University and also Foundation apprentices where she engages with pupils in S5 and S6 to go into work places so they are ‘work ready ‘.

Stacey is raising the aspirations of pupils and >190 former pupils responded to an email when asked to talk about their experiences, most of which were very positive. Employers are now coming to Stacey with offers of apprenticeships.

Hawick High School has taken delivery of a Green Powered car and they are looking for volunteers to help the pupils build this.

Stacey has also set up a series of mock interviews for S6 pupils with members of Hawick Rotary Club which will be held in the STEM Hub (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)  in Hawick as the STEM Hub in Hawick are looking at renewable, clean energy where a lot of young people see their future.

Lisa then told us about some of the many initiatives she has set up within Hawick High School such as talking with Nick Bannerman from Johnson’s of Elgin to get experiences for some young people and Johnson’s can look upon it as ‘try before you buy’! She also spoke about the STEP progamme (senior transmission employability programme) which she is running with Nick, getting a group of companies from our town to offer engagement to pupils.

Lisa says ‘the future of our town is with our community’ and is running the Build Your Futures programme which means getting pupils, particularly girls, into STEM positions at S3 level.

Thank you to both for a very interesting presentation and discussion.

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Meet at centre of Common Haugh car park for 5.15 pm

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A summary of Hawick Rotary's work with the community during 2020, despite the problems of Coronavirus and Lockdowns

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2019-20 President Linden Warburton and Treasurer Scott Elliot (centre) meet with Polysport representatives Libby Kennedy (right) and Greg Cuthbert (left)

Hawick Rotary Club has been able to obtain funding for the restoration of the village's Polysport facility after it was inundated by floodwater

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Meeting of members to discuss club's affairs.

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A Club 'Business' Evening

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Council meeting before weekly meeting

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Club members disperse to visit other Borders clubs

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Club's Annual General Meeting

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