Ashley Road Primary and Mackie Academy are the winner of this year’s North-east celebration of the SCDI’s Young Engineers and Science Clubs.
Fourteen primary and secondary schools from across the region gathered at BP’s North Sea headquarters in Dyce to showcase their achievements in science and engineering and compete for a range of prizes, including the title of North-East Club of the Year
Examples of projects on display included ROV’s, Greenpower cars, marine renewables projects and Carbon Capture and Storage.
Alongside their projects, to coincide with the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, a number teams also competed in the regional finals of a Ping Pong Pentathlon.
Various “STEM” challenges were set out by six leading players in the North Sea . . . BP, Chevron, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, Shell, Total and Wood Group.
The tasks even included learning how to re-ballast a model of a listing semi-submersible floating in a tank.
The participating schools were:
Alford Academy; Ashley Road Primary School; Banff Academy; Charleston Primary School; Dyce Academy; Ellon Academy; Hazlehead Academy; Kemnay Primary; Kingswells School; Mackie Academy; Peterhead Academy; Tullynessle School.
In the north-east, there is a growing network of around 85 clubs. Lead Partners of the programme are Shell, Scottish Government and Lloyd’s Register Foundation.
The aim of the clubs is to engage and excite young people about science, engineering and technology by encouraging them to exercise their creative, problem-solving, team-working and innovative skills through exciting, hands-on projects. Find out more at www.yecscotland.co.uk