CRACKING online crime was on the curriculum last week as Galashiels Academy pupils took part in their very own Crime Scene Investigation.

And the joint-organisation session is hopefully the first of many to help youngsters take the next step in life.

Royal Bank of Scotland's Amanda Baitup and Imogen Heard from Developing Young Workforce joined Scott Wight from Works+ to deliver the Moneysense session for fourth year students.

Pupils had to examine identity fraud and other online safety issues to crack the crime.

Amanda told us: “Throughout the session students were enthusiastic and worked very well together.

"I really enjoy delivering Royal Bank MoneySense in our local schools."

Works+ supports unemployed young people from across the Borders with 10 week courses based at the Focus Centre in Galashiels.

The team at Works+ attempt to boost the confidence and skills of their trainees which may have been lost at school or through being unemployed.

And so far they have returned a 95 percent success rate with trainees going on to secure employment, further education or training.

And Amanda is looking forward to future joint-working between Works+, Developing Young Workforce and her bank.

She added: "I’m looking forward to delivering adapted sessions especially to suit the Works+ programme.

"My aim is to offer support to participants in managing their money and budgeting in preparation for their next stage”

The joint-up approach has also been welcomed by Works+.

Scott explained: "We are currently working closely with schools in the Borders as part of an early intervention project and were delighted Royal Bank of Scotland were able to lead a session.

"83 percent of our clients suffer from poor mental health and 34 percent require literacy and numeracy support.

"We would be delighted to hear from any other business’s that could help us in supporting our local youngsters.”