Report by Miss Moir
On the 22nd February the S5/6 Travel and Tourism class enjoyed a visit to Edinburgh Airport for the day. The pupils were shown around various departments by Jamie Loudon and his colleagues at British Airways.
The day started with a briefing from British Airways staff before heading to security to learn how they check luggage. Pupils were shown into a security room and talked through the bag checking process. After that, pupils were taken behind the scenes to see where all the baggage goes and how it is separated for the different flights.
Pupils then got to enjoy lunch in the British Airways lounge before being taken on a tour of the runways by bus. After that there was time for a quick chat with the firemen at the fire station and some air stewards on a British Airways flight before heading home.
The class would like to thank Jamie and his staff for taking the time to organise the trip and showing us around on the day. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience and gained a valuable insight into working in an airport.
Report from Mr Smith
The S5/6 Travel and Tourism class had a guest speaker this week. Jamie Loudon is the airport manager for British Airways at Edinburgh Airport.
Jamie spoke passionately about his job and his career so far. The pupils enjoyed his stories from his time as an air steward and had the opportunity to ask questions about the travel industry. The class woud like to thank Jamie for taking the time to talk to them and for all his advice he gave them for the future.
Travel and Tourism
The Travel and Tourism class visited Thomas Cook in Motherwell to find out about their demands of working as a travel agent and their customer service policy.
We spent a really interesting hour in the store chatting to the staff and asking questions about a wide range of issues related to meeting the needs of customers and how to pursue a career in tourism after leaving school.
S6 pupils successful in their application to go to Auschwitz are Ross Walker and Zoe Law. They will go on a one day visit to Poland on 28th September with the Holocaust Education Trust. They will, we are sure, have a thought provoking and memorable visit.