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Kemnay pupils scoop national Eco Award

The winning Kemnay Academy pupils with Councillor Patricia Oddie and 
teacher Sandra Buchan at the Scottish Parliament.

The winning Kemnay Academy pupils with Councillor Patricia Oddie and teacher Sandra Buchan at the Scottish Parliament.

Second-year pupils from Kemnay Academy have won the Scottish National Final of the Go4SET Challenge held at the Scottish Parliament on Friday (May 16).

Pupils worked with their teacher Sandra Buchan on the 10-week project which related to saving water or waste management and how changes could be made to improve their environment impact.

The pupils also received mentoring from Balfour Beatty design engineer Darren Robbie and technical trainee Keiran Boyd.

The Kemnay Academy team won the regional event which took place in February, for which they researched, provided recommendations and produced a written report as well as building an appropriate model based on their findings.

Following their success at the event, where they were awarded a certificate and an impressive glass trophy, they were invited to attend the final in Edinburgh where they were presented with the Go4SET Scotland trophy and a cheque for £500 after coming first.

Councillor Patricia Oddie who accompanied the pupils on their trip to the Scottish Parliament said, “I was proud to be able to celebrate with Kemnay Academy pupils, their teacher Sandra and mentors from Balfour Beatty. I was full of admiration for the respect that the competing schools showed towards one another and their genuine interest in the eco challenge projects.”

 

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