Budding engineers at Sgoil Bhreascleit in Lewis have won an award for a science project.
The island pupils focused on building robots at an engineering and science competition
to clinch the primary school Young Engineers and Science Club of the Year title.
Sgoil Bhreascleit receives £250 as part of their prize. Forres Academy was awarded
the secondary school award.
More than 100 young people from 17 schools across the Highlands and Islands participated
in the competition in Inverness.
The coveted Primary and Secondary Regional Club of the Year titles, which saw winning
clubs Sgoil Bhreascleit (pictured above) and Forres Academy receive £250 each, were
awarded by Gordon Williamson of Morrison Construction and David Hendry from Aquascot.
Melanie Riddell, programme manager of Young Engineers and Science Clubs said: “The
main purpose of YESC is to spark pupils’ interest in science and engineering through
engaging them in practical and exciting challenges.
“It’s fantastic to see the broad range of projects they’ve been working on and celebrate
their achievements. Our aim is to inspire the next generation of explorers, scientists
Pupils are encouraged to exercise their creative, problem-solving, team-working
and innovative skills through exciting, hands-on projects.
Pupils’ robots technology project wins award
13 March 2017
Sgoil Bhreascleit pupils receive their prize from Gordon Williamson of Morrison Construction
and David Hendry from Aquascot.