Budding young engineers at Brora Primary School kicked off a new project designed to enthuse young people about science and technology last week (Tuesday 25 June).
Brora’s P6 were helping to launch the Scottish Council for Development and Industry’s (SCDI) new Little Lighthouse programme which is being sponsored by Falck Renewables, owners of the Kilbraur Wind Farm.
Schools around Falck’s ten Scottish wind farms will be taking part in the programme which involves carrying out scientific investigations, combatting engineering challenges and learning to programme a micro bit computer – all with the aim of constructing their own functioning model lighthouse.
Training sessions for teachers are also included in the project with each participating school receiving a resource kit with everything they need to develop their lighthouse.
The scheme will be rolled out to teachers around Scotland from August. Schools taking part in the project will be invited to showcase their work at a series of Regional Celebrations of STEM held across the country during March 2020, culminating in a National Celebration taking place at Glasgow Science Centre in June 2020.