School teams from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire attended The University of Aberdeen on Tuesday, (February 25) to compete in their regional Go4SET Celebration and Assessment Day (CAD).
Kemnay Academy “Love Every Drop” project supported by Balfour Beatty, Kintore was selected by the judges as the winner of the Best Overall Project. The team were presented with a trophy and a cheque for £250 by Provost of Aberdeenshire, Jill Webster. The team will now compete in the Go4SET Scottish Final at the Scottish Parliament on Friday, May 16.
Kemnay Academy Team 1 were supported and mentored by Darren Robbie, Design Engineer and Keiran Boyd, Technical Trainee at Balfour Beatty, Kintore. Keiran commented: “It was a great experience to participate in the Go4SET challenge. The team we mentored from Kemnay Academy had immense enthusiasm for the project and their hard work really showed on the final day. Congratulations to all of them. “In our industry we believe it is important we promote to the younger generation that engineering is essential to society and can promise a long and successful career. Thank you to everyone involved at EDT for making the Go4SET scheme such a success. We are now looking forward to the national final at the Scottish Parliament.”
Aberdeenshire Provost Jill Webster said, “I was delighted to be at the final event of the 2013-14 Go4SET challenge and I hope the pupils, teachers and mentors have enjoyed working on the challenge.
“It is great to see a range of city and shire schools participating in this exciting project and incredibly positive to see local companies sponsoring and lending their expertise to support the teams through the 10 weeks. I hope the mentors have found it an interesting and worthwhile experience.
“I would encourage young people to continue to study STEM (Science, Engineering, Maths and Technology) subjects in school to create the highly skilled workforce of the future that the prosperity of this region relies on.”