Port Ellen Primary shortlisted for science prize
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.
‘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.’