St Bartholomew’s has plenty to celebrate
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