WHEC pupils visit Scottish Parliament


A group of S1 students from Wester Hailes Education Centre recently paid a visit to the Scottish Parliament as part of the Edinburgh University Widening Participation programme.

The pupils were joined with students from Leith Academy and Liberton High school. After a brief tour of the building, the students were tasked with creating a short “top go” animation to encourage young people to use their VOTE and participate in democracy.

The students had the privilege of working in a “superbly equipped Committee Room, located on the top floor of the Parliament building, where the views were stunning.”

The ten or so S1 students have only two more university experience afternoons to complete – The Royal College of Surgeons and The Edinburgh University Vet School.

WHEC would like to give thanks to Dr Neil Speirs for organising the opportunity for students from these three schools to visit so many University Faculties and enabling the young people to work with and know each other, a little better.


Thanks to the WHEC librarian Anne Brownlee for sending this story in!

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