Six pupils from the Sgoil Bhreascleit STEM Club (pictured) are ready to compete in the national STEM competition today, Friday 31st May, at the Glasgow Science Centre run by the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI).
The club, led by their teacher Mrs Gilchrist, is for P5 to P7 pupils and is now a fixture in the calendar for the pupils in the school. Every year the club benefits from voluntary support from within the community, along with financial support from the Breasclete Community Association, the Parent Council and local businesses and organisations. This year, they will be competing against schools from across Scotland and the primary topic and presentation is focussed on what is the PH of Scotland. Clubs will be presenting their findings from their research into water along with a variety of other STEM related challenges throughout the day.
Attendance at this years’ competition was only possible from sponsorship and funding from Tighean Innse Gall (TIG), Breasclete Community Association (BCA) and the Sgoil Bhreascleit Parent Council.
TIG Chairman Brian Chaplin said: “TIG is pleased to sponsor the Sgoil Breascleit STEM club, supporting our Scientists, Engineers, Technology experts and Mathematicians of the future links nicely into our corporate aims of promoting new energy efficient and carbon free technologies. TIG Staff and Committee wish the club every success for the competition”.
Kenny John MacLennan, BCA Chair said: “BCA is delighted to show continued to the school and their efforts in STEM. Year on year, the children thrive in this area, are a credit to the school and the community; and it is a pleasure to support them.
“The Sgoil Bhreascleit Parent Council is grateful for all the community support for their fundraising efforts. It ensures that our children have the best possible educational experiences and enables activities, such as competing at this national level, a possibility.”
Photograph: Sgoil Bhrescleit pupils with teacher Mrs Gilchrist and STEM volunteers Calum Smith and Kenny John Maclennan.