A course which provides an insight into early childhood development has concluded at Kirkwall Grammar School, enabling pupils to gain knowledge and skills that will support them in their future career.
The Solihull Approach for Young People – Understanding Yourself and Parenting was delivered by Lorna Barry and Leonie Scott, both Lead Early Years Practitioners (Community Based) with the OIC’s Early Years Team. The course gives an insight into early child development and looks at how babies and teenagers’ brains develop and how relationships are built between child and adult.
This is the second year the course has been offered to KGS pupils following a successful pilot in 2022. Twenty-five pupils took part in the course, all of whom are interested in a career working with babies or young children. The course concluded with an additional session focusing on Early Years careers. Pupils heard from Early Years Managers and Practitioners, including a current Modern Apprentice, to learn about the different routes they could take into this career, as well as the opportunities to progress their career into more senior roles.