Creative Kingsland pupils lift national science award

*** Free handout picture from the BIG Partnership & SCDI ***''- Robots, Airships and Chariots to Take Over the Science Centre-''- Scotland's Talent of Tomorrow show off feats of Science and Engineering- 60 schools from across Scotland are taking part in SCDI's Annual Celebration of Science and Engineering on Friday (10 June).''The event, which is taking place in the Glasgow Science Centre, is a chance for school children of all ages to showcase their achievements in science and engineering over the last year.''Amongst the projects to be displayed will an 8m long Helium Powered airship designed and built by the pupils Ullapool Secondary School. A dancing robot will manning the floor, courtesy of Bothwell Primary School, while Mearns Academy will be turning the Science Centre into a Greek coliseum with their model chariot. A whole range of fully functioning battery powered cars, wind turbines and electronics projects will also be on show throughout the day. '''For contact details please call:'Tim Malseed 0141 3
*** Free handout picture from the BIG Partnership & SCDI ***''- Robots, Airships and Chariots to Take Over the Science Centre-''- Scotland's Talent of Tomorrow show off feats of Science and Engineering- 60 schools from across Scotland are taking part in SCDI's Annual Celebration of Science and Engineering on Friday (10 June).''The event, which is taking place in the Glasgow Science Centre, is a chance for school children of all ages to showcase their achievements in science and engineering over the last year.''Amongst the projects to be displayed will an 8m long Helium Powered airship designed and built by the pupils Ullapool Secondary School. A dancing robot will manning the floor, courtesy of Bothwell Primary School, while Mearns Academy will be turning the Science Centre into a Greek coliseum with their model chariot. A whole range of fully functioning battery powered cars, wind turbines and electronics projects will also be on show throughout the day. '''For contact details please call:'Tim Malseed 0141 3
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TALENTED pupils from Kingsland Primary in Peebles have been awarded a coveted title at the annual Celebration of Science and Engineering which took place in Glasgow on Friday.

The Borders youngsters lifted the best club showcase award for the 8-11 age group at the event, organised by the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI).

It was a chance for school children of all ages, who meet in extra curricular clubs, to showcase their achievements in science and engineering over the last year.

Sixty schools from across Scotland were involved in the event.

The Kingsland students built one of the most colourful displays at the show, presenting a model of Peebles, and using each of the main bridges to demonstrate a particular type of engineering.

The award was presented by Fergus Ewing, Scotland’s minister for energy, enterprise and tourism, with a little help from television weather presenter Dr Heather Reid.

Kathleen Hill, who co-ordinates the SCDI clubs in the Borders, said: “The standard and quality of the projects which are showcased exceeds even the highest expectations year upon year.

“The winning project from Kinsgland showed the creativity and skills which our scientists and engineers of the future are already putting into practice.”