Plans for manual skills at Glenwood

Head Teacher Neil McNeil (Centre)  (from left) Mitchell Ward, Scott Currie, Brogan Duncan, Tegan Ritchie, Kym Scott and Tasha Taylor. Picture by Steven Brown Photography.
Head Teacher Neil McNeil (Centre) (from left) Mitchell Ward, Scott Currie, Brogan Duncan, Tegan Ritchie, Kym Scott and Tasha Taylor. Picture by Steven Brown Photography.

Any old iron? Then Glenwood High School wants to hear from you.

Headteacher Neil McNeil has plans to open a workshop teaching construction skills, but is appealing to the local community to help the school find the equipment it needs.

He said: “We have a big garage in the school and what I want to do is turn it into an area where we can hold workshops for the pupils.

“There’s two parts to it; I’d like it to be a garage where we can train pupils how to become a mechanic, and I would also like to teach skills for the building trade such as bricklaying and plastering.

“These classes will be offered as part of the pupils’ curriculum and if they were chosen, included into their timetable.”

Mr McNeil said he was advised to run the workshops, saying: “There is a dearth of these sorts of skills within the workforce.

“The problem I have is that this sort of thing costs money and it’s money that I just don’t have, so this is a plea to the local community to help.

“We need things like tools and cutting equipment. I know that these sort of businesses upgrade their equipment so if there was anything that we could use it would be a huge help and greatly appreciated.

“The Fife Auto Centre in Glenrothes has already offered us some equipment which is great but we do need more.”

If you have any equipment you can donate then contact Mr McNeil on 01592 583404.