Borders College

College judges Eyemouth High STEM champions

Borders College judges were delighted to award yet another Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) award to Eyemouth High School, in recognition of their work on the project.

Borders College Lecturer Mark Catto (far left) alongside Eyemouth High School staff and pupils.

The school was presented its second STEM award at a recent ceremony, thanks to the work and dedication of its technology department.

A panel of judges from Borders College looked at STEM projects taking place in schools and community groups over the past year across the Borders, focusing on the ability to work together, show a positive attitude and exhibit attention to detail in relation to STEM.

It was Eyemouth High’s second Greenpower race car project, as well as the mini-rocket challenge, launched within their feeder primaries, that secured them the top spot.

Impressed by Eyemouth High’s Greenpower project, Borders College Lecturer Mark Catto commented:

“The world would collapse without STEM and projects such as this one showcase the importance of getting involved. In front of me are future engineers, electricians and mathematicians. We need to develop these skills to keep the world ticking over.

“I would love to see more and more schools getting involved in STEM projects: for instance, three more Borders schools are going to be building Greenpower race cars and we hope to have a Borders league, where schools can race each other, very soon.

“I also want to thank Paul Watson and Andrew Hay from the technology department because, without them, this project would not have happened.”

If you are interested in any of the STEM-related courses on offer at Borders College, please click on the following link: http://www.borderscollege.ac.uk/find-a-course/

Published: Wed 5th Jun, 2019