Port Ellen Pri­mary short­listed for science prize

Argyllshire Advertiser - - DISTRICT NEWS -

PORT Ellen Pri­mary School on Is­lay has been short­listed for the pres­ti­gious Rolls-Royce Science Prize.

The com­pe­ti­tion and project has been de­vel­oped to build chil­dren’s un­der­stand­ing of re­new­able en­ergy en­gi­neer­ing.

The chil­dren re­ceived a spe­cial merit for their ini­tial sub­mis­sion, be­fore be­ing cho­sen as one of only six projects to be sup­ported by Rolls-Royce dur­ing the aca­demic year.

Mau­reen Mac­Don­ald, head teacher of Port Ellen Pri­mary, said: ‘It is im­por­tant that we equip our chil­dren with skills for learn­ing, life and work.

En­thu­si­asm

‘When chil­dren are in­ter­ested and en­gaged to this level, it not only helps to raise at­tain­ment and achieve­ment, it also har­nesses the en­thu­si­asm of our par­ents, part­ners and com­mu­nity.

‘To have reached the fi­nal of the Rolls-Royce Science Prize is tes­ta­ment to the hard work of the staff and the am­bi­tious ethos within the school.’

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