Top spot for school’s young engineers

Clerkhill School came out tops in a civil engineering challenge run by Young Engineers and Science Clubs.
Clerkhill School came out tops in a civil engineering challenge run by Young Engineers and Science Clubs.

A Peterhead primary school has come out tops in a civil engineeering challenge run by Young Engineers and Science Clubs.

The event was held as part of a Celebration of Engineering and Science held at BP Dyce and organised by YESC and partnered by Shell UK Ltd and BP.

It marks the fourth regional heat across the country which aim to identify Scotland’s brightest budding engineers and scientists.

It also featured the regional finals of the exciting new civil engineering challenge launched by YESC this year - Go Forth!

Inspired by the Queensferry Crossing, schools from Shetland to Dumfries have been receiving free kits containing all they need to design and build a suspension or cable-stayed bridge.

The coveted primary and secondary regional club of the year titles saw Clerkhill Primary of Peterhead and Alford Academy receive £250 each.

The cash was awarded by Alex Baird,Northern Systems and Plants Manager, Shell UK Ltd, and Wendy Slimane, Community Affairs, Education and Events Manager with BP.

Head teacher Ann-Louise Murray said: “The school are absolutely delighted with the success of the Science Club.

“The children and their teacher have worked incredibly hard after school on Tuesdays and are developing key scientific skills which they can carry with them onto their secondary education.

“We wish them well as they progress to the national finals in Glasgow in June”.

Mr Baird said: “Shell firmly believes that the way to excite the next generation of engineers and scientists is to encourage young people to have a go at fun, hands-on STEM activities and experiments.”