Website a winner for Eyemouth pupils
A WEBSITE set up to promote Eyemouth was developed by a group of S5 pupils at Eyemouth High School, winning them this year's Safe T in the Park competition.
Safe T in the Park is a Borders-wide event organised by a management committee, which aims to increase students' awareness of health and safety issues.
Every year there are a large number of contributors, ranging from the police and fire service, to local councillors, and other organisations and agencies that work with young people.
Traditionally there is a competition to follow-up the event and this year it was for a group of young people to involve their community in promoting what is was like to live and work in their town. The competition was linked up with the Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce and their Bordersworks website.
The team from Eyemouth High School linked up with a former pupil and web-designer Alan Nisbet of STORM IT Solutions to put their website together. This involved speaking to over a hundred local people about what it was like to live and work in the region.
There were also visits to the local town and villages, including shops, retailers and the job centre. Many photographs were taken, and some videos made and after the final webpage produced.
You can see the results on the Borderswork website - www.bordersworks.co.uk. It can be found in the towns and schools section.
The team then had to present their website in a formal presentation to Angela Radley from Bordersworks, who filmed a video of proceedings to take back to the final judging panel.
After being announced as winners the Eyemouth pupils travelled to Hawick High School (last year's winners) to receive their prize – a beautifully made glass thistle trophy donated by a local glass-making company, Scottish Borders Art Glass. In addition each student received their own smaller paperweight with the same design.
After a brief explanation by Robin Chapman, PT Pastoral at Eyemouth High School, the presentations were made, and a short vote of thanks was offered by Michelle Muir. Jackie Swanston, acting head of secondary and additional support needs.
The successful Eyemouth team will now be touring the rest of the Borders schools, to give the message about health and safety and the Safe T in the Park event, as well as showing off their web design.
The successful team were Michelle Muir, Peter Gibbons, Ruth Mitchell, Katie Meek, Lisa Wharton, Terri McGaw, Stacey Dougal, Leigh Blackie and Louise Halliburton.
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