St Bartholomew’s has plenty to cel­e­brate

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Pupils and staff of St Bartholomew’s Pri­mary both had rea­sons to cel­e­brate re­cently af­ter scoop­ing sep­a­rate awards.

The pupils science com­mit­tee led by Prin­ci­pal Teacher, Larissa Small, en­tered the Pri­mary En­gi­neer STEM Com­pe­ti­tion.

Pupils brief was to de­sign and make ve­hi­cles that in­cor­po­rate ba­sic electrics and switch con­trol. Pupils had to learn to mea­sure, mark out and cut a range of ma­te­ri­als us­ing ap­pro­pri­ate tech­niques and tools.

They in­ves­ti­gated fric­tion and how it can be used to im­prove per­for­mance in ve­hi­cles. They used ba­sic electrics to add con­trol to a wooden chas­sis ve­hi­cle com­bined with a re­vers­ing switch to en­sure the ve­hi­cle moves back­wards and for­wards.

Adam McInch and Louis Stuk­sis de­signed a rac­ing car with all th­ese fea­tures. They had to show­case their learn­ing at a re­cent cel­e­bra­tion event. The en­gi­neer­ing judges were very im­pressed and have put the boys through to the re­gional fi­nal on June 4.

And in more good news for St Bart’s, head teacher Jane Saun­ders and de­pute head Mau­reen Dou­glas have both been nom­i­nated for lead­er­ship awards at Glas­gow City Coun­cil’s an­nual Staff Awards.

Jane and Mau­reen at­tended the awards bash on April 27 at City Cham­bers, where they were de­lighted to have won.

They were pre­sented with their lead­er­ship award by ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of ed­u­ca­tion ser vices for Glas­gow City Coun­cil Mau­reen McKenna.

Well done Adam McInch and Louis Stuk­sis with their race car

Award Mau­reen Dou­glas and Jane Saun­ders

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