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LIFT OFF turns ten

LIFT OFF turns ten

29 Jun 2016

LIFT OFF, which helps school pupils get into higher education, is ten years old this year. 

Since 2006, thousands of S3-S6 pupils in Fife and Tayside have been supported through the SFC-funded LIFT OFF programme, which works with schools to encourage pupils to think about going on to college or university.

The LIFT OFF programme has a team of student volunteers, studying at HNC level or above, who help run events like the residential summer school Lift Off 2 Success (LO2S) and the Lift Off Learning Skills (LOLS) programme. These schemes aim to prepare pupils for the demands of college or university and give them a chance to experience what it is like for themselves.

The latest Lift Off 2 Success residential school is about to start – pupils will stay in halls of residence in St Andrews University and visit different institutions each day, trying out a range of subjects, and will finish with a graduation ceremony with their parents, carers and family invited.

LIFT Off is part of the SFC-funded Schools for Higher Education Programme (SHEP).