Ritchie engineering the future

ENGINEERS: Pictured left to right are Bob Baldie, Fergus Mitchell, Owen Flight, Fraser Steele, Cameron Douglas, Ritchie's enginner Grieg Pattie, Amy Dallas, Elly Morton and Kirsty Mackie.
ENGINEERS: Pictured left to right are Bob Baldie, Fergus Mitchell, Owen Flight, Fraser Steele, Cameron Douglas, Ritchie's enginner Grieg Pattie, Amy Dallas, Elly Morton and Kirsty Mackie.

A GROUP of Forfar Academy S2 pupils have been selected to take part in a national project looking at providing energy savings in schools.

The national ‘Go for Science, Engineering and Technology’ scheme has paired the school with manufacturing engineers Ritchie of Forfar.

Pupils have already visited Ritchie’s factory and are being mentored throughout the project by design engineer Grieg Pattie. The tour of the factory included a talk on the factory wind turbine and the eight-metre-long laser cutter that can cut through 10mm of steel.

The project involves producing a report on the Academy’s existing energy usage and identifying areas that can be improved using modern technology and materials. The pupils then produce a scale working model of their design proposal, which is presented at the ‘Big Bang’ national science fair next June.