Published: 16/03/2012 17:00 - Updated: 16/03/2012 14:30

Far North pupils showcase their science skills

 Pupils from Wick and Farr High Schools are at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness for an engineering and science showcase today.
Pupils from Wick and Farr High Schools are at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness for an engineering and science showcase today.

BRAINBOXES from Wick and Farr High schools are in Inverness today (Friday) at the annual Highlands and Islands showcase for Scottish Council for Development and Industry’s Young Engineers and Science Clubs.

Eden Court Theatre is hosting the event a which the local pupils will join those from 21 other Highland schools to showcase their achievements in science and engineering.

Programme director of SCDI’s Young Engineers and Science Clubs Jane Martin said “The aim of Young Engineers and Science Clubs is to show young people that science and technology is not only fun but can lead to rewarding careers.

“The standard and quality of the projects which are showcased are fantastic, proving that youngsters in the region have the creativity and skills required to pursue careers in science and engineering and really make a difference to Scotland’s economy.”

The event, coinciding with National Science and Engineering Week, looked set to attract over 200 participants as well as a range of local companies which challenged pupils to solve a series of science, technology, engineering and maths problems.

Examples of the school projects on display include marine energy devices, electronics projects including light-up crowns for the diamond jubilee, battery powered cars and a Scalextric set powered by an electric bike.

For more on this story check out Wednesday’s Caithness Courier.

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