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Bearsden Academy wins Go4SET eco-challenge competition

The Scotland-wide competition looks to encourage STEM study via a mix of real-world issues and industry mentors

Posted by Julian Owen | June 13, 2018 | School life

East Dunbartonshire's Bearsden Academy has won the national final of the annual 10-week Go4SET competition, organised by the Engineering Development Trust (EDT).

The event, involving 50 schools and 900 S2 pupils from across Scotland, is designed to encourage more children into careers in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) by working with an industry mentor to solve real-world STEM-based problems, on anything from environmental issues to finance and technology.

Pupils from the Academy wowed judges with their Create Sport project, deemed to be the most innovative and professional report for building and designing a sustainable sports venue.

April Caldwell, the teacher who led the project, said: "We're delighted with the team's fantastic achievement at bringing the Create Sport project to life. Go4SET is a fantastic competition and helps raise awareness of the exciting careers children can have in STEM-based fields."

Webster's High School, from Kirriemuir, was highly commended for their project, while Hillpark Secondary School from Glasgow received the Pupil's Prize.   

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