Scottish Engineering ignited the imagination of 11 winning Arbroath High School (AHS) youngsters in a national competition.
The competition, sponsored by the Weir Group was entitled ‘A Vision of the Future for Scotland’s Engineering and Manufacturing Industries’ and tasked the pupils with sending in a fully researched report.
Left over the summer break to bite their fingernails in anticipation, the team were awarded first place, winning £3,000.
The team met made it to the final by fulfilling the brief.
Following that outstanding achievement, the team accompanied by teacher Mrs Yvonne Anderson, presented their findings to the six-member judging panel at the offices of Scottish Engineering in Glasgow.
“We would like to thank Jamie Henderson from Dundee and Angus College and David Morton from NCR for all their support throughout the project,” said an AHS spokesperson.
Bryan Buchan, Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering said: “The Arbroath High School submission was a very comprehensive overview of the diverse aspects contributing to the engineering and manufacturing sectors currently in Scotland. Looking to the future, there was a detailed analysis of the requirements to further develop our global contribution, with an imperative in bringing more women into our industry and promoting of STEM subjects through the school journey.”