Success for ROV pupils and well done to Hannah

The Rock ROV Winners
The Rock ROV Winners

At the end of last term the Senior team - comprising Jamie Fenty, Callum Christie, Ian Buchan, Daniel Mehigan, Lauren Godfrey, Ewan Marr, Kieran Ritchie, Stuart Hope, Aaron Reid and Sean Whyte - competed at the Regional heat at RGU.

They were set the task of creating a company which needed to design and build a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) which had to carry out missions based on science under icebergs and subsea oil pipelines.

In the end, our team won the regional heat and will be advancing to the international final in St John’s, Newfoundland in Canada in June!

This is an incredible achievement and the team mentor and Technical Studies teacher Fiona Loudon said: “The team have worked so hard and thoroughly deserved the win, they will be fantastic ambassadors for the Academy and Scotland in the International final in June.

“I am so proud to work with such fantastic young people.”

And as if a trip to Canada isn’t exciting enough, June will also bring the junior team racing at Alford on the 12th!

Meanwhile, on Friday, March 27, Jamie Fenty, Callum Christie, Ian Buchan, Luke Duthie, Liam Pirie and Ethan Thom attended our regional SCDI “Celebration of Engineering and Science Event” which was hosted by Shell at Woodbank in Aberdeen. 

Throughout the day they took part in a set of STEM based challenges set by local oil and gas companies. 

We received high praise for the boys politeness and their good sportsmanship during all the challenges and testing of the Watt’s Watt solutions. 

They produced one of the best transporters for the monorail experiment and were praised for their ingenuity and designs for the three solutions they came up with for the problems given. 

They boys also did a brief talk on what the two teams are doing this year and what they plan to do in the future.

Meanwhile, there was further success for S5 pupil Hannah Beaigrie.

She recently took part in the seven -week RGU Access to Law course which comprised a variety of workshops and networking with industry professionals Ledingham Chalmers.

At the end of the course, there was an awards ceremony in which our pupil Hannah was awarded Best Overall.

She secured books for the school as well as a DVD and voucher as her prize.

We are very proud of the achievements and dedication displayed in Hannah and we believe that she will continue to excel in her journey to becoming a lawyer.