Academy pupils take part in film competition

Learning Energetica: Bridge of Don Academy pupil Jamie Murray, Jordan Smith from Peterhead Academy, Aberdeenshire Council's Wilf Weir, ACSEF's Melfort Campbell, David Leng from Aberdeen City Council and Fraserburgh Academy pupil Sam McKay.
Learning Energetica: Bridge of Don Academy pupil Jamie Murray, Jordan Smith from Peterhead Academy, Aberdeenshire Council's Wilf Weir, ACSEF's Melfort Campbell, David Leng from Aberdeen City Council and Fraserburgh Academy pupil Sam McKay.

PETERHEAD Academy pupils have been invited to take part in a film making competition designed to highlight the importance of renewable energy.

Around 100 secondary school pupils from around Aberdeenshire attended a meeting with representatives from renewable energy partnership Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Future, (ACSEF) last Monday, where they were aked to take part in the competition.

The group of sixth years will make a documentary film looking at the positive impact the North-East renewables project, Energetica, will have on Peterhead and the surrounding community.

Skills and learning development director Mike Duncan at ACSEF partner group OPTIMO said: “Aberdeen City and Shire has a rich heritage in the energy sector. This project strengthens the strategic links between industry and education and will allow the young people taking part to gain a better understanding of the expertise we hold in the region and the vast opportunities it offers for the future.”

The group of nine pupils spent the day at Ellon Academy last Monday discussing the economic benefits, including future job prospects, and environmental issues relating to the development of the Energetica corridor.

Teacher at Peterhead Academy Julie Ramsay said: “It was a really interesting day for our sixth years. They talked a lot about the positive effect Energetica would have on Aberdeenshire. The sixth years will work in a group to produce the film. It is a good project for the school as it will involve pupils from the drama, technical and science departments.”

Competition results will be announced in October, with the winning film collecting £250 vouchers to spend on school equipment.