Borders College

College to share science innovations with primary pupils

Staff from Borders College are set to attend St Mary’s School (Melrose) at the weekend in support of their annual ‘Bang Goes The Borders’ science festival, now into its seventh year.

The popular festival offers hands-on activities and workshops for pupils aged 5-14 and their families in order to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities, encourage and enhance learning in those areas, something which is being heavily backed by the Scottish Government.

Dave Black (Engineering Lecturer), Fraser Wight (Head of Information Services and Learning Technologies), Conor Bradley (E-learning Technologies Manager) and Michael Kidd (Media Technician) from Borders College will all be hosting workshops for the pupils: Dave will host a ‘Bloodhound’ rocket cars workshop, giving pupils the chance to create and race their own micro kit race cars, while Fraser, Conor and Michael will showcase exciting technologies including ‘Google Expeditions’ using virtual reality goggles, a coding challenge for beginners using a programmable robot called ‘Dash’, and a drones workshop.

So if you are interested in finding out more about science in an education setting, come and see the Borders College staff at Bang Goes the Borders on Saturday 23 September, 10am-4pm!

Bang Goes the Borders 2017 poster

You can also find out more on the Bang Goes the Borders Facebook page.

Published: Thu 21st Sep, 2017