Fourth year pupils from Dunoon Grammar School visited PG Paper recently as part pf their German language studies. The purpose was to explore the benefits a multilingual workforce brings to an international business such as PG Paper. Rhonan who also volunteers at the local Dunoon newspaper, reports on their trip across the water.
The National 5 S4 German Class visited PG Paper in Greenock on Friday the 9th of December.
PG Paper is based in Greenock and is one of the UK’s fastest growing paper companies. The company employs language graduates to deal with their ever-increasing markets abroad. PG Paper was established in 2003 by CEO Poonam Gupta.
The visit was to show the pupils from Dunoon Grammar School the importance of foreign languages in the workplace and to encourage them to continue with a language in the future. The pupils were accompanied by Principal Teacher Mr Patterson and Mrs Clark, who are both German and French teachers.
Deborah Blair, a former pupil of Dunoon Grammar School showed the pupils around and introduced members of staff, many of whom are from other countries in Europe. Deborah talked about how foreign languages have helped her and the company establish customers from different countries around the world using languages to communicate.
Mrs Clark said “We were extremely fortunate to be allowed to visit PG Paper. We were all amazed at how important language learning is to a company so close to home. The pupils will hopefully take this into consideration when making their option choices next year.”
“Many thanks to PG Paper especially to Deborah Blair.”