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Renfrew High School

School: Renfrew High School
Project: Braehead Brochure
Level: Bronze
Date: February 2021

Renfrew High School Modern Languages department established a partnership with Braehead shopping centre, which is local to their school. The aim of this partnership is to show pupils the significance that languages can have in a setting such as this, and to encourage them to consider continuing to study languages in the Senior Phase. 

In this project, S3 pupils were tasked with designing a brochure in a foreign language to market Braehead shopping centre. The school worked closely with Braehead’s community development manager to design and deliver the project and to develop the brochures; pupils had a strict brief and a clear set of success criteria to work to. After the brief was presented to them, pupils were given time to design and create the brochures in class and using ICT. The brochures which were created are to be published by Braehead and displayed within the shopping centre. 

The school plans to take this project forward on a bigger scale in the future through continuing collaboration with Braehead.  

Renfrew High School’s project and submission is a really interesting and practical one. It has a strong sense of purpose and tangible, useful outcome in the form of brochures for use in Braehead Shopping Centre. It was great to see this strong collaboration with a local company.

There is evidence of thorough planning and preparation in advance of the project, and of on-going discussion and evaluation between the partners during the project. It is clear that the links made with the relevant staff from Braehead are strong and purposeful, and it was very pleasing to see their input throughout the project, working together with the school to ensure that the finished product met the necessary requirements. This collaborative approach is a real strength of this submission. 

This project has excellent long-term potential, now that a strong foundation for partnership working is clearly in place. It will be exciting to see how this collaboration develops and expands in the years to come!

We want to commend Renfrew High School for their determination to submit evidence for the Scottish Languages Employability Award in the face of the many challenges which this past year has presented.

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