Various STEM events throughout 2019/2020
Primary 7 STEM Transition 19/20
P7s from our feeder primaries taking part in a STEM Engineering Challenge Workshop. Thank you to Andrew and Martin, Engineers from Babcock International, for leading the event.
Ada Lovelace Girls in STEM Biocity Event 19/20
S1-2 Girls were invited along to the Biocity Labs in Glasgow for a Girls in Science Seminar: “ Biocity was a great experience, there was lots of information from the three female Scientists. They gave facts about their life, their career path and about their jobs. The last lady who gave her speech was a really famous doctor/scientist, her name was Doctor Margaret Ritchie. She was really famous and she has visited 25 different countries. The labs were so big and had so many offices which were so cool. In the workshops we done tasks with the other 3 schools, in one task you would find if your personality suited a particular job. At the end we got to ask questions to Doctor Margaret Ritchie it was so interesting listening to other people’s questions and answers. Over all the experience was great!” – Meerab S2
S3 British Airways STEM Tour 2020
19/0 S3 pupils went for a visit to the British Airways Hangar Facility at Glasgow Airport. The pupils had a guided tour by BA Apprentices and had the opportunity to get into the cockpits, see the aircraft stripped down to bare structure, and have a tour of the composite labs. The pupils asked (lots!) of very insightful questions while at the facility and both the apprentices and engineers were very impressed.
Top of the Bench Competition 2019
Laila, Innes, Evan and Hattie took park in the Royal Society of Chemistry's competition called Top of the Bench at Glasgow University. The team came 2nd out of the 31 teams competing in the West of Scotland, which is an amazing achievement!
Arkwright Engineering Scholarship 2019
Colin was awarded the prestigious Awrkwright Engineering Scholarship this year and attended the awards ceremony in Edniburgh: "Arkwright Engineering Scholarships povide an insight into engineering like no school is able to supply. It is opening my eyes to the opportunities that are available for young people, just like me. I encourage all younger pupils to put their name forward for it, as even though the selection process is tough the rewards are invaluable. Thanks to mentoring, financial aid and enrichment opportunities, the Arkwright scholarship will allow anybody with a passion for engineering to continue to reach new heights." - Colin S5