Technology title for Broch students

Ellis Andrews and Jaimee Bain from Fraserburgh Academy with their trophy.
Ellis Andrews and Jaimee Bain from Fraserburgh Academy with their trophy.

Fraserburgh Academy has come out tops in the final of the North East Scotland College’s Schools Technology Challenge.

The event, which was held recently at the Fraserburgh campus, was won by Ellis Andrews and Jaimee Bain, with Cole Roberton and Lauren Thomson from Ellon Academy taking second spot.

Sponsored by Score Group and Shell UI, each school had to select the top boy and girl from knock-out heats who pitched their brains against each other across eight engineering challenges: communication, pneumatics, health and safety; component assembly, problem solving, salt car construction and dragster racing.

Neil Cowie, vice-principal business services, congratulated all 16 finalists.

“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.

“It has been a pleasure to see you working so welltogether, communicating as teams.

“I hope that you go away from today’s competition inspired and ready to aim high,” he said.

“There are many exciting career opportunities within technology and engineering –perhaps one day you may decide to study here at the College”.

The Schools Technology Challenge, is in its 13th year and aims to encourage young people to consider engineering as a potential career option through engaging with over 1300 second year pupilsin a fun and accessible way.