Broch students showcase their tech-knowledge-y

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Two Fraserburgh Academy students beat pupils from seven other Aberdeenshire academies to be in a technology competition.

Ellis Andrews and Jaimee Bain won The Schools Technology Challenge at the North-East Regional College which gets the top boy and girl from each academy to compete across eight different engineering related challenges.

Rob Wallen, Principal of NESCol presented the 2016 shield to Fraserburgh Academy.

He said: “The College is very pleased to be involved in this competition.

“The enthusiasm of the competitors was clear and it is great to see so many young people with an interest in and obvious abilities in science and technology.”

The Schools Technology Challenge is in its thirteenth year and aims to encourage young people to consider engineering as a potential career option through engaging with over 1300 second year pupils.

Ellis and Jaimee beat students from the other competing academies of Fraserburgh, Meldrum, Ellon, Mintlaw, Peterhead, Turriff and The Gordon Schools - Huntly.

Neil Cowie, Vice Principal Business Services, said: “It is a huge achievement for you to be selected as ambassadors for your schools.

“Not only were you best in class – you were then selected as best in school.”

Cole Robertson and Lauren Thomson from Ellon Academy came second.