Webster’s High School in Kirriemuir has been awarded the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Secondary Club of the Year 2014 from Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland (YESC), a programme run by the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI).
The award was made at the Celebration of Engineering and Science at the BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.
Jim Milton of Webster’s High School said: “We are thrilled to have been recognised by Young Engineers and Science Club Scotland. Our pupils had a fantastic day at the celebration and the awards ceremony, and it’s great recognition for all of the staff and pupils involved.”
Young Engineers and Science Clubs has a network of over 900 clubs throughout Scotland, from Orkney to Dumfries, with a membership of more than 18,000 school children.
Jane Martin, Programme Director of Young Engineers and Science Clubs said: “Webster’s High School richly deserved its award and this is entirely down to the commitment and enthusiasm of the staff and pupils. Our event showcased all that is good about Science and Engineering and Webster’s High School showed particular prowess in bringing the subject alive in the classroom in a challenging but fun way. They fully deserved the award.”
SCDI’s YESC programme encourages school children to take an interest in STEM subjects that can lead to rich and rewarding careers.
Colin Crichton, Engineering Director of Glasgow Airport and chairman of the judging panel, said: “All of our winners had that little something extra that made them stand out. Year on year the standard gets higher and this year was no exception. The judging panel was extremely impressed by the passion, commitment and knowledge that all of our award winners have shown for STEM subjects.”
Young Engineers and Science Clubs is a leading source of inspiration, for past, present and future generations of young scientists and engineers in Scotland.