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Ross High Stem Event

Ross High recently hosted a two day STEM workshop event at which businesses from a wide variety of STEM related sectors worked with the entire S2 cohort to bring STEM subjects to life.

The school were keen for students to understand how STEM subjects are applied to the world of work and also how society benefits from these sectors. The aim was for students to engage with a variety of practical activities, whether this was working with one of Atkins Global’s Landscape Architects designing some exciting outdoor spaces within the school groups, or working with a structural engineer to build a model bridge, Ross pupils experienced real life authentic scenarios from professionals. Thanks to everyone who took part!

St Andrews First Aid:

St. Andrews First Aid supported students in practicing CPR and using a defibrillator.

The Army:

The Army were able to help pupils effectively practice creativity, analytical, and design skills.

Morrisons Construction:

Morrison’s Construction is Scotland’s leading contractor with a strong offering in construction, investments, and facilities management. Pupils thought about water conservation and how to use this valuable and vital resource effectively.


Jacobs Engineering Group:

Jacobs Engineering Group provides engineering, technical, professional, and construction services to a broad range of clients globally, including companies, organisations, and government agencies. Their presentation on transport strategy allowed pupils to work in groups designing an environmentally sustainable community.

Atkins Global:

Atkins Global is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering, and project management consultancies. One of their landscape architects came in to give a presentation on how to create exciting outdoor spaces. Pupils were given the task of creating innovative outdoor spaces on the school grounds.

Skills Development Scotland:

Skills Development Scotland support pupils to build their career opportunities. Pupils played a fun interactive game on career options. Students were able to improve their knowledge on the types of STEM sectors available and some of the skills required for working in certain sectors.


Viridor is a large waste management company that operate an energy recovery facility in Dunbar. The facility is integral to the Scottish Government’s ambitions to deliver a zero waste, circular economy which encourages waste reduction and boosts recycling. Pupils had to effectively insulate piping; a task Viridor engineers have to consider daily.

Code Clan:

Code Clan brings coding to life. They held a virtual session for pupils who picked up some valuable coding tips.