We were once again delighted to invite local Primary schools to attend a fun day at Score. In March we hosted 80 pupils with interest from additional schools, therefore we decided to organise another.
On the week commencing 21st of May, a total of 238 P6 & P7 pupils attended Score Europe’s Primary Engineering Programme, touring the Glenugie and Wellbank facilities gaining an insight into how Valves and Turbines operate and the career/educational opportunities available within the Score Group of companies.
Pupils from Fraserburgh Lochpots, and St Andrews, and Peterhead’s Central, Buchanhaven, Clerkhill and Burnhaven primary schools took part in the one week event aimed at raising awareness of the importance of team working, communication, brainstorming, problem solving and following instructions. These skills were put to the test when each of the schools was split into teams; each team had to design a tower to be made from paper and sticky tape. The groups appointed a team leader to head the project and to allocate tasks to each team member. All teams had to work to a deadline in order to achieve the highest tower and the most stable structure with the aid of Score trainees at hand to offer advice.
On completion of the task, a presentation was given; highlighting the importance of S.T.E.M – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. A short question and answer session followed with some very intelligent questions, explanations and observations from the pupils. This highlighted that the series of tasks and visual stimulation from the tours, tower challenge and trainee interaction had successfully energised the pupils thought processes, provoking a positive response.
It was an impossible task to choose an overall winner for the week as the towers varied in height, width and styles with all of the ingenious ideas developed from young imaginations. We came to the conclusion that all the pupils performed admirably representing their schools and that all deserved to be winners for their effort and conduct. Each student was awarded a certificate and baseball cap as a reminder for their participation in the event.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the schools and pupils for embracing our programme and welcome future participation to help increase the awareness levels of the opportunities available to these young people.