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News | 20th July 2021
 

Engineering a future

Academy pupils awarded Industrial Cadet certificates

 
 
 

THREE Langholm Academy pupils have been rewarded for reaching the national finals of an engineering competition.

The Langholm Initiative was proud to present Industrial Cadet certificates from the Engineering Development Trust (EDT) to Darrie Foster, Maya Crossam Brown and Charlie Moss.

The team, which included a pupil from another Dumfriesshire school, had reached the national finals of My School is an Island.

Teams from around Scotland have worked for three months on a project to create an imaginary sustainable school in a location of their choice.

The Initiative team chose to have the school in the Highlands to maximise the use of wind power.

Their final report, video and model were reviewed by an independent assessor from Liverpool John Moores University.

Team meetings have been held online, led by Jason Railton and Judith Johnson of the Initiative and mentor Hayden Goodfellow.

This was the only team to have a member from a different school, with Heather Kellock of Wallace Hall Academy joining Darrie, Maya and Charlie.

Rebecca Elliott of project sponsor Community Windpower was delighted with the outcome. 

She said: “I would just like to say a massive congratulations from myself and everyone at Community Windpower to all the pupils for completing the Industrial Cadets bronze programme.

“It’s fantastic to see a group of pupils, who didn’t necessarily already know one another, come together and put so much hard work into a project.

“They should all be proud of themselves for the work they have produced and I hope they have learnt something new about the renewable energy industry while completing the project.”

 
 
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