More power to Loanhead school

St Margaret's teacher Dr Maureen Murray, left, with pupils Samantha Kane, Rhea Morelli, Hollie Horsburgh, Jenna Lewis, Nicky Weir and Caitlin Collier at the Glasgow Science Centre. They are pictured with sponsor Michael Franklin, director of The Lloyd's Register Educational Trust, and Dr Heather Reid, who inspired the scientific competition.
St Margaret's teacher Dr Maureen Murray, left, with pupils Samantha Kane, Rhea Morelli, Hollie Horsburgh, Jenna Lewis, Nicky Weir and Caitlin Collier at the Glasgow Science Centre. They are pictured with sponsor Michael Franklin, director of The Lloyd's Register Educational Trust, and Dr Heather Reid, who inspired the scientific competition.

A LOANHEAD school has scooped a top prize for designing an eco-hut.

St Margaret’s RC Primary School took part in the Heather’s Hut Renewable Energy Project, winning £250 and a high recommendation for second place.

The competition was inspired by Dr Heather Reid OBE, the meteorologist and former senior weather forecaster with BBC Scotland.

More than 100 schools in Scotland were challenged to design a hut that uses the weather to generate power.

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