As part of their National 4 Rural Skills course, S3 pupils at Charleston Academy were given the chance to visit Norbord. Norbord, aka the Cloud Factory, is one of Europe’s main producers of OSBoard used in housing and furniture worldwide.
After a briefing in the boardroom, we were given a tour of the production line and given the chance to meet staff working throughout the plant. In addition, pupils also questioned employees in order to gain an insight into the skills and qualifications required to work there.
As expected the pupils were a credit to the school, and many have discovered an exciting new career possibility.
Mr Stuart Buchanan, Geography Department