A day of competition at the YESC Regional Celebration of STEM
50 young people from both primary and secondary schools gathered at Aberdeen Science Centre to take part in SCDI’s Young Engineers and Science Clubs (YESC) Regional Celebration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in partnership with BP and SHELL U.K. Limited.
The day featured 3 competitions as teams showcased their projects and contended for the competition prizes.
The event included a primary and secondary STEM competition, with industry volunteers and partners each providing a five-minute, hands-on challenge focusing on teamwork and problem solving. The challenge doubles up as an opportunity to provide the young people with an insight into the different career paths available in the STEM industry. Our partners at Digital Xtra Fund provided drop-in robotics activities on the day.
The primary school STEM Challenge winner was Danestone Primary School, Aberdeen City. The secondary school STEM Challenge winner was Elgin High School, Moray. An additional teamwork prize of a heliport site visit and simulator experience was provided by Bristow, and was awarded to Aberdeen Grammar School.
The event also hosted the regional heat of Construct a crane. Teams received a free kit of resources to design and build a working model crane. Teams then took part in an exciting challenge to move cargo and find the winning design. Clerkhill Primary (Team1), Aberdeenshire and Elgin High School, Moray produced the winning designs.
Schools also showcased their projects to win the ‘Club of the Year’ titles (primary and secondary). The 2022 Club of the Year titles were awarded to Clerkhill Primary School, Aberdeenshire and Peterhead Academy, Aberdeenshire.
Primary STEM Challenge Winner Danstone Primary School, City of Aberdeen
Secondary STEM Challenge Winner Elgin High School, Moray
Construct a Crane Primary Winner Clerkhill Primary (Team1), Aberdeenshire
Construct a Crane Secondary Winner Elgin High School, Moray
Bristow Heliport visit and simulation experience Aberdeen Grammar School
Primary Regional Club of the Year Winner Clerkhill Primary School, Aberdeenshire
Secondary Regional Club of the Year Winner Peterhead Academy, Aberdeenshire