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Corrour Estate supports Award-winning Student

A work placement at Wild Scotland member, Corrour Estate helped a high school student win the ‘Land-based Curriculum Learner of the Year – Overall Runner-up’ prize.

Grant with Corrour Estate staff.

Top learners from Scotland’s land-based industries were recognised by Maureen Watt MSP, Minister for Schools and Skills in a glittering awards ceremony at the end of February.

Grant Symmers, a pupil from Kinlochleven High School, was named ‘Land-based Curriculum Learner of the Year – Overall Runner-up’ at the fifth annual Lantra Land-based Learner of the Year Awards. Grant, 15, was amongst 11 top learners from across Scotland to receive awards and was one of only two school pupils to reach the finals.  

Grant is undertaking the Skills for Work in Rural Skills course through Lochaber High School.  As part of his qualification, Grant has a work experience placement with Wild Scotland member, Corrour Estate in Lochaber, getting up at 5.00am every Wednesday in order to get to the Estate on time.  

Young Grant’s enthusiasm was such that he was even asked to work at the prestigious Estate during his school holidays, something the Corrour team have welcomed.  His colleagues at Corrour say that he has excelled in everything that has been asked of him and describe him as a diligent student who isn’t afraid to ask questions.

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