Reception for student tutors

Wednesday 26 April 2000

Nearly 50 University of St Andrews students who have been supporting teachers in their classrooms are to be thanked at a special ceremony next week (Tuesday 2 May 2000).

The students, who have taken part in the Student Tutoring Programme, will say goodbye to staff from the primary and secondary schools where they tutored throughout a ten-week period earlier this year.

A joint initiative between the University of St Andrews and Fife Council’s Education Service, the programme allows University students to visit local schools and support teaching there. The programme, which is funded this year through the Fife Wider Access Project, aims to raise pupils’ aspirations and motivation for staying on in higher education and give students the opportunity to develop their social, organisational and problem-solving skills.

At present, the programme operates in Buckhaven High School, Buckhaven; Kirkland High School and Community College, Methil; and Beath High School, Cowdenbeath. This year, students have also been placed in primary schools in St Andrews and in Madras College where they have been assisting in the Learning Support Centre.

ENDS/ NOTE TO EDITORS:- You are invited to send a photographer to the reception at 6.45pm on Tuesday 2 May at the Undercroft in Mediaeval History (opposite St Mary’s College, South Street, St Andrews) when the students will say goodbye to staff from the various schools. Graeme Cockburn, Education/Industry Adviser for Fife Council, will also present each of the students with a certificate to thank them for their participation.

Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Claire Grainger on 01334 462530, 07887 650072 or email [email protected] Ref: studenttutors/standrews/chg/27april 2000/PR 1932

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