CMS Law Bursary Scheme- for S5 pupils

On behalf of CMS, please see below for details of an exciting bursary opportunity for S5 pupils interesting in studying law.

Background to CMS

CMS is the 6th largest law firm in the world and has recently been named in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2017/2018. As well as supporting students in their university applications, the Bursary Scheme offers students a chance to develop a relationship with us and start their journey into the legal profession.  We hope the Bursary scheme is a great opportunity for a school pupil hoping to go on to study law.

Who can apply?

We are looking for a S5 state school pupil, hoping to go on to study law, to become our next CMS Bursary winner for Scotland.  The winner will receive £2,500 per year, for each year of their law degree, together with mentoring support and paid work experience with the firm.  This is now our fourth year of awarding the bursary in Scotland and previous winners have gone on to study law at Aberdeen, Glasgow and Strathclyde.

How do pupils apply? 

To enter the competition, we ask for a short essay and application form, which is to submitted by Friday 29 June 2018.  You can find full details of the bursary scheme and how to apply on the CMS website.


Activities day

With only a week to go to activities day (Thursday 24 May), please note the following –

 Letter Slip/Consent Forms – must be in before pupils can go.

Medical – must bring medication if required.

Clothing – dress appropriately for the weather/activity.

Suntan Lotion!

Behaviour – usual high standards expected.

Bring plenty of water and snacks.

Order Grab and Go if required (day before).

Apprenticeship opportunities at Stramash Outdoor Nurseries

There are four new apprenticeship vacancies at Stramash Outdoor Nurseries in Oban, Fort William, Elgin and their new nursery outside Inverness which will open in August 2018.  The apprenticeships are full-time for two years.  Apprentices will work alongside the Outdoor Nursery teams on a daily basis, learning on the job, whilst completing a SVQ Level 3 in Social Services (Children & Young People).

Please click on the link below to view the flier advertising the posts.  The closing date for applications is Friday 8th June.  There will be open afternoons at each nursery for those interested in the posts, where they can come and see the nursery in action, meet the team and have a chance to ask any questions about the programme.  Details are on the flier below.

For further information on the apprenticeships and how to apply, go to and click on the apprenticeships page.

Please click here to view the flier. Stramash Apprenticeships 2018

Activities Day – Thursday, 24 May 2018

There are a number of spaces available on the following activities:

Crafts (in School)
Highland Wildlife Park
Inverness Activity Day
The Loft
The Newsroom (in School)
Road Cycling

Please return your slip ASAP to secure a place (if you have not already).   See Miss Urquhart for more information.

Important information from Inverness College

There are still a small number of courses available for application until August. These can be found in the schools pages of the Inverness College website under Applications/Interview Dates.

Please use the link below.

Foundation Apprenticeship Business Skills
Foundation Apprenticeship Healthcare
Foundation Apprenticeship ICT Hardware Systems Support
Foundation Apprenticeship Children and Young People
Foundation Apprenticeship Civil Engineering
Step Up (formerly GAP)
Intro to Enterprise and Marketing (Degree Module)
Intro to Business Law (Degree Module)
Intro to Operations Management (Degree Module)
Intro to Financial Accounting (Degree Module)
People Management and Organisational Development (DM)
Early Childhood Philosophy and Practice ( Degree Module)
Intro to Psychology (Degree Module)
Nature of Health (Degree Module)
Understanding the Social World (Degree Module)
Intro Architectural Technology (Degree Module)
HNC Soft Tissue – new course; apply with paper application.
HNC Architectural Technology – new course; apply with paper application

High Voltage – Young Volunteers in Libraries

High Life Highland are pleased to be able to offer young people the opportunity to volunteer at Nairn Library or in the school library as part of the High Voltage project. This is under the  wider Highland Leadership Academy umbrella and offers a non-sport route to gaining the coveted hoodies! All volunteer hours can also be counted towards Saltire, Duke of Edinburgh etc awards.

More information can be found at where the full video can also be seen.

 Anyone interested in volunteering should speak to Mrs Murdoch or Mrs Fell in the school library or Louise in the public library.

Congratulations to Ross and Callum Kinnarid who did a fantastic job in the promotion video! The film and details of the project have been shared across Scotland as an example of good practice.