S3 pupils have just finished the Mackie’s Chocolate Bar Challenge where, in groups, they had to carry out research on Mackie’s of Scotland and their competitors. They came up with an idea for a chocolate bar and pupils had to identify their target market, design the packaging, set a selling price, and prepare marketing material for the product. They then presented their product idea to the class; each class chose a winner and the winning presentations were sent to Mackie’s to select an overall winner. This year’s winners were Sophia, Penny, Adele and Madeline whose idea was a Bucks Fizz and Gold Leaf chocolate bar and gift set (non-alcoholic). Mackie’s sent us presentation boxes of chocolate bars for each of the winning group but said that all entries were all excellent and of a very high standard.
Mrs L Taylor
PT Business Education and Computing Science
Live weekly webinars are available across a range of subjects here.
The webinars are live or you can watch a recorded session to get help with your subjects. Use the link above to check out the Easter Support Study revision programme from e-sgoil. Less than 30 school days left before the exams start.
The Business Education and Computing Science Faculty were very excited to find out that Finlay in S3 had won a prize in the DressCode Halloween coding competition. Finlay is pictured below with his prize. The only criteria for the Scratch coding competition was that there had to be a haunted house. Finlay said “My entry was a haunted house and it included a monster which was bitten by a bat and turned into a vampire – I’m really delighted with my prize and really enjoyed coding my competition entry”. Well done Finlay, we all hope you enjoy your prize which is a Divoom Pixoo Pixel Art digital photo frame.
Winter Pathways Week 13-17 December
Inspiration for your Future – career, job, pathway?
Daily schedules for DYW (Developing Young Workforce) Live Winter Pathways Week which takes place from 13th-17th December. All sessions can be accessed on our website here, no sign up required:
Computing Science have been working on the Christmas Cyber Challenge presented by DressCode and sponsored by @jpmorgan. Cyber advent calendar for both Primary and Secondary pupils!! DressCode have lots of Micro:bits to give away. Complete all the 25 challenges and be entered into the prize draw for a chance of winning one of your own. Good luck!! #ChooseComputingScience
Primary – http://primarycyberadvent2021.com
Secondary – http://secondarycyberadvent2021.com
Some extra support for a range of subjects this week and help thinking about entering into the world of work. Checkout what e-Sgoil are offering:
Two linked virtual workshops this coming Wednesday 22nd September and 6 October which are all about how you plan and design a web-site to ensure its meets the needs of customers/users. It is part of the European Meet and Code annual event.
It is highly relevant to those of your youngsters studying either a Business subject or Computing Science.
Wednesday @ 18:00: first of 2 virtual workshops suitable for anyone studying business studies or Computing Science. No coding involved. Plan a website that is easy for customers to use & coders to code. Book at: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/cromar-future-group/t-eoedmm
These are the skills the World Economic Forum are suggesting are needed in the world of work in the future. Problem solving skills are top of the list. Pupils need to build their skills up in preparation for life beyond the classroom.