Overview

This is your first year on the programme as a Core pupil with LIFT OFF where we explore your options, consider your strengths, and help you to create achievable goals.

S4 with LIFT OFF also brings the exciting opportunity to go on trips such as our Campus Days where you spend a day in the life of a Higher Education Institution, as well as LIFT OFF 2 Success (LO2S for short), our weeklong residential where you are given the chance to visit different Higher Education Institutions across Scotland (as well as take part in some fun activities!).

Engagements & Events

Before becoming an S4 Core Pupil you will be invited to a small group session designed to promote the opportunities LIFT OFF has to offer. Come along and find out more about the LIFT OFF programme, meet the team and ask any questions you might have!

In your Core Pupil Profile and follow-up meeting we’ll help you to explore your strengths, skills, and interests. We’ll find out more about you as a learner and we’ll provide you with tailored information advice and guidance to help you make your plan for the future.

The Campus Event gives you your first taste of life in Higher Education. Taking place at a partner Higher Education Institution, the Campus Event gives you the opportunity to engage with pupils from other LIFT OFF schools, to work with our student volunteers, and to experience a lecture first-hand. You’ll also take part in fun activities which develop all the kinds of skills required to succeed in Higher Education.

LO2S is a week-long residential event which runs twice every July. It provides LIFT OFF Core Pupils with a chance to see what moving away for home to attend university/college could be like. As well as visiting a range of college and university partners in Stirling, Edinburgh, Dundee and Fife, LO2S also gives you the chance to make new friends from other LIFT OFF schools.