Penicuik pupils Go4It!

Pupils from Penicuik High School who took part in the recent Go4SET competition

Pupils from Penicuik High School who took part in the recent Go4SET competition

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Penicuik High students were awarded the BT/Midllothian Council for Team Work prize when they showcased their ideas to create eco classrooms of the future in the area final of the Go4SET competition.

The event, which attracted teams of budding scientists and engineers from across the Lothians, aims to inspire young people into science, technology, engineering and maths careers.

The teams involved were all engaged in an intensive 10-week programme of outbound visits, expert presentations, practical modelling and desk research, before having their work assessed by a panel of experts.

Meg Wright, Director of the Engineering Development Trust Scotland, said: “The GO4SET programme not only challenges the pupils in the STEM subjects but also helps develop team working, project management and presentations skills. It is heart-warming to see the growth in confidence and esteem when the teams present their work at the celebration day. We are delighted to be working with a variety of companies as well as Viridor who sponsor the event.”