Electric avenue for pupils

Matthew, Euan, Emily and Emma who competed in the Technological Schools Challenge for Peterhead Academy.
Matthew, Euan, Emily and Emma who competed in the Technological Schools Challenge for Peterhead Academy.

Pupils at Peterhead Academy recently competed in a local heat of the prestigious Technology Schools Challenge run by North East Scotland College (NESCol) and sponsored by Score Group plc and Shell UK.

This year pupils were challenged to build electrical circuits.

First place was awarded to Matthew Robertson and Emma Bain and the runners up were Euan Cainey and Emily Barnes.

The competition is open to all second year pupils within participating academies and aims to introduce engineering in an accessible and fun format whilst strengthening relationships between industry and education.

Duncan Abernethy, Head of Business and Community Development at NESCol comments, said: “We are delighted to be able to run this challenge once again.

“This is a key time for S2 pupils who are required to make subject choices this year.

“The competition provides the students with an insight into Engineering and Energy so they are then able to decide if this is an area that they wish to pursue.

“There continues to be a high demand for quality engineers within this sector providing exciting career opportunities for girls and boys.”

The students were assessed on their ability to read and understand verbal and written instructions, follow diagrams and on their behaviour on the day. Matthew and Emma will now go forward to the grand final of the Technology Challenge Final which will be held at the College’s Fraserburgh campus in June.