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).