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Engineering Science develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of electronics, mechanisms, pneumatics and computer control systems. Pupils develop their problem solving skills through a mix of practical work, system analysis and theory.

The subject is available at National 4 & 5, Higher and Advanced Higher levels. It is recognised as a core subject for the further study of Applied Science and Engineering.

 

 

Rotary – District 1020 – East Area – Young Technologist 2016

 

 

The Rotary Challenge was once again hosted at Beeslack Community High School.  Musselburgh entered two teams, S3 & S4.

Our S4 team of Rory, Adam, Grant and Lachlan. won the intermediate competition for the 2nd year in a row.

 

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2016 Intermediate Rotary Challenge winners

 

 

 Rotary – District 1020 – East Area – Young Technologist 2015

The Rotary Challenge was held at Beeslack Community High School, Penicuik on the 4th March.  Musselburgh CDT Department entered 4 teams in the competition.

Congratulations go to Rory, Adam, Grant and Lachlan on winning the Intermediate Competition. The team produced an excellent solution to a very complex technological problem.  Well done boys.

Our 3 other teams, Blair, Cameron, Calum, George, Andrew, William, Callum, Bradley, Adam, Ryan, Tommy and Cameron, applied themselves fully to the problem and were a credit to the school.

Rotary Club competetors 2015

 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE 2014

The Rotary Club Challenge was held at Beeslack High School, Penicuik.

Musselburgh CDT Department entered 3 teams in the Rotary International Intermediate Young Technologist Competition at Beeslack High School. All teams were a credit to the school and produced some very good solutions to the set problem.

Here are some pics of the day.

 

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P7 PARENT’S EVENING OCTOBER 2011

 The CDT department, with the help of some 5th and 6th year pupils, put together a display of work undertaken in Engineering Science. The visiting parents were all very impressed with the knowledge and technological ability shown by our senior helpers. Well done to Cameron, Fraser, Fraser, Jesse and Jack Stewart.

 

 

 

 

 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE 2011

The Rotary Club Challenge was held at Penicuik High School, Penicuik.

 Musselburgh CDT Department entered 3 teams in the Rotary International Intermediate Young Technologist Competition at Penicuik High School. Congratulation go to Jack, Neil, Keith and Sam on winning the Intermediate Competition.

The team produced an excellent solution to a very complex technological problem.  Well done boys.

Our 2 other teams, Ryan, Sam, Sophie, Josh, Ryan, Ryan and also produced very good solutions to the problem and were a credit to the school.”

 

  

 

   

 ROTARY CLUB TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE 2010

The Rotary Club Challenge was held at Beeslack High School, Penicuik.

Musselburgh Grammar entered a number of teams from S1 through to S4. Here are some photographs of our pupils at the event.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2009 Rotary Club Technology Challenge was hosted at Musselburgh Grammar School. The CDT department entered a number of 2nd, 3rd and 5th year teams.  All teams worked very well and produced some exciting solutions to the set tasks. Well done to everyone who took part.

 

Congratulations must go to the 3rd year team of  Amy, Emma, Catriona and Lauren who won their section with an excellent effort from all four girls.

 

 

The Arkwright Scholarship Trust is an independant Charity founded in 1991. The charity’s name is taken from the British engineer Sir Richard Arkwright who harnessed the power of water to run his mills.

 

 

 

ARKWRIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS 2009

 

The Craft Design and Technology department of Musselburgh Grammar School entered a 4th year candidate for this years Arkwright Scholarship.

Here is Ross’s thoughts on his experience of the Arkwright Scholarship Application process.

 

 

“After passing an aptitude paper in late February, the people at Arkwright invited me to a day at Herriot Watt University for an interview and team building activity.

The day started with my interview. I went into the room and then the panel asked me all sorts of questions like what I was doing in and out of school that was technology based, as well as what I wanted to do concerning education and university/employment. The people on the panel were very friendly and asked a lot of questions – making the overall interview so much easier and interesting.

After the interview I went back to the rest of the students that were waiting for their interview. After a small presentation we were all taken away to the team building activity which we were also get assessed on. The task was to design and build a raft that was capable of getting a 2kg block from one end of a 12 meter long wave pool to the other, whilst the raft was being hit by waves at 90° to the direction it was travelling in.

My team was great, it only had four people in it but they all listened to what everyone had to say and contributed good, valid ideas to the conversation. After deciding on a design, we started building the raft out of the material that we were given; a cardboard box, string, masking tape, 3x 1m long wooden dowels and 3x 500ml juice bottles.

After making the rafts, they were put to the test. Our raft went across second and was the only one that made it all the way across upright and with the block still in it.

After that we went to lunch and then went on a tour of all the different engineering faculties that the university have.

The only bad thing is that I have to wait until the end of June to find out if I was successful or not. “

 

 

 

Here are a couple of photographs showing Ross’s Arkwright project.

 

 

 

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ARKWRIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS 2008

 The Arkwright Scholarship scheme encourages a partnership between industry and education and helps to promote Design and Technology within schools. Successfull applicants in the scheme can expect sponsorship towards their university study.

Recently, a student from Musselburgh Grammar School, has progressed to the second stage of the scholarship scheme. Michael had to spend a full day at Heriot Watt University taking part in an intense programme of problem solving activities.

        Michael’s Arkwright project

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S2 TECHNOLOGY TOURNAMENT AT THE ROYAL HIGH SCHOOL EDINBURGH

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A group of second year pupils recently took part in a Technology Tournament at the Royal High School in Edinburgh.  The Tournament was organised by the Rotary Club and The Institute of Mechanical Engineers. Musselburgh Grammar entered 2 teams. Their task was to design and build a bridge which would span a set distance and carry a set load.  The event was very competitive, with a large number of excellent and creative solutions being produced. Our teams performed very well and were a credit to the school.

Well done Lisa, Jordon, Kristy, Stephanie, Gavin and Cameron. (And Ms Watson for the moral support!)

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ARKWRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP 2008

Update 

Prestigious Scholarship awarded to Michael.

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Michael has been selected to receive an Arkwright Scolarship after passing the Arkwright Aptitude Paper demonstrating flair and originality in solving Engineering Design problems and presenting his Standard Grade work to a panel of interviewers earlier in March and April. The Arkwright Trust supports young people during their Higher / Advanced Higher studies