A GROUP of Montrose Academy pupils is navigating towards a career in the maritime industry with a new Skills for Work course at the school.
The 16 youngsters are the first to participate in the Maritime Skills course backed by a number of local organisations to give the pupils opportunities for personal achievement and provide practical, hands-on learning outwith the classroom.
Four main outcomes are covered by the course.
They range over seamanship, the maritime environment, employability skills and careers in the industry as well as health and safety.
The course links to the new Curriculum for Excellence and covers its four main aims by developing successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and, ultimately, responsible citizens.
The boys are currently looking forward to working with the local branch of the RNLI, Montrose Port Authority and with the Coastguard Service.
They have already begun working with members of the local lifeboat crew and the school has thanked Scott Murray and Tommy Boyle for their support.