P7 STEM Experience

Primary 7 pupils from across the Ross High cluster are going to experience an exciting new and unique STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) project in February.

East Lothian Council have generously funded the transport to enable your child to enrol as a student at Edinburgh College for a day. The college lecturers will be teaching the children, using real life active scenarios in the Engineering Faculty, about:

  1. The Science of Flight
  2. 2 and 3D Printing, Metal Printing and Software Engineering
  3. Renewable Energy
  4. Car Design
  5. Speed, Distance, Time and Flow
  6. Product Design and Graphics

‘Project Bloodhound’, which is one of the main engineering activities, will allow your child to build and race a pocket sized, rocket propelled, supersonic vehicle that theoretically has the potential to reach speeds in excess of 1000mph. The current land speed record is held by Andy Green at 763mph.

This is a transition project, in collaboration with Edinburgh College and Ross High School. When the pupils attend the high school, there will be opportunities to progress STEM skills in the Science, Maths and Technology Faculties. There will also be an option to choose STEM as an enrichment choice in S3 and Edinburgh College offer the STEM Academy in S4. It is hoped that this work will inspire the engineers of the future.

It is also hoped that pupils will meet and work with the students and some of the teachers with whom they will be sharing their secondary school experience.

The following schools will be travelling on the following days:

Thursday 23rd February Tuesday 28th February
Macmerry Primary School Elphinstone Primary School
Windygoul Primary School Humbie Primary School
St Martin’s RC Primary School Ormiston Primary School
  Pencaitland Primary School
  Saltoun Primary School
  Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School