Greenpower Education Trust Event

greenpower-picThe Greenpower Education Trust’s objective is to advance education in the subjects of sustainable engineering and technology to young people.

Their mission is…….

  • To change current views about engineering, presenting it as a fascinating, relevant and dynamic career choice for any young person.
  • To demonstrate the importance of engineering, and associated STEM subjects, to solve the problems faced by societies today particularly in the areas of sustainability.
  • To link education, industry and community through inspirational engineering projects.
  • To promote social inclusion through engaging with vulnerable and economically disadvantaged young people.

Hence Greenpower Education Trust created a number of practical, educational engineering challenges which fulfil our mission and encompass all of our values.

Inspiration Motivation Passion Dedication Fun

Greenpower are hosing an event at East Fortune on 31 August – to find out more about this and even more about Greenpower please click on the web link

Image by Greenpower.




Forth Replacement Crossing Schools Visits







The Forth Replacement Crossing is the largest engineering project in Scotland in a generation and as such we have a purpose built facility available for educational visits throughout the construction period.


The Centre provides visitors with an opportunity to find out more about the project, view the works and get involved in engineering and construction related activities.


The Centre is available to be booked by schools, colleges and groups of 12 or more people for educational visits. Construction based activities to suit all ages



For more information please click on the attached flyer:  130613 CEC BOOKINGS SCHOOLS LETTER

  •  The Centre provides spectacular views of the existing bridges and the construction of the new bridge


  •  Multiple bookings can be made by each school and we will tailor the visit to suit your needs



 To make a booking please visit our website:




phone: 0800 078 6910




Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served
basis with priority given to educational groups.


Scottish Engineering Challenge







A Schools Competition

sponsored by

The Weir Group PLC


Prizes worth £8,500

 Open to S2 pupils from ALL Scottish Secondary Schools  

Submission to be based on the title:

“The Importance of Engineering to Scotland”


One entry per school, the number of participating pupils to be decided by each school. 

2012-13 Comp – flyer Scottish Engineering Challange


Please send your written report to:    

Mr Bryan Buchan

Chief Executive

Scottish Engineering

105 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1QL


Closing date:    Friday 22nd March 2013






Think up a new name for the East Lothian Youth Music Forum!

East Lothian Council is calling on children and young people to think up a new name for the East Lothian Youth Music Forum.

Those aged 0 – 25 are offered a prize of £100 worth of Amazon vouchers to help rebrand the Forum. They are invited to become involved, having a say in what it’s called and how it looks by suggesting new names and even designing a logo – on paper or with a computer.

 The East Lothian Youth Music Forum was set up in 2007 with the key objective of supporting and encouraging music activities in East Lothian’s schools and in the wider community for those aged 0 – 25. Iain Bruce, East Lothian Strategic Music Partnership Coordinator, says ‘We want the Forum and related activities to be easily identifiable by children and young people. We’ve got lots of ideas for regenerating the Youth Music Forum and we’re looking forward to having young people contribute, starting with giving it a name. The views and aspirations of children and young people are of course vital to the Forum and we welcome and value their input.’

Continue reading Think up a new name for the East Lothian Youth Music Forum!

Design My Break Competition

Welcome to the future. This is a chance for young people at your school to create lasting change for the better. Just like the Olympic and Paralympic Games, this initiative is about going for gold.
GE’s Design My Break initiative is a unique opportunity for young people to come up with their own ground-breaking ideas for the midday break, to make it a real highlight of the school day and unlock its full potential.

We are looking for big ideas that will supercharge the midday break by boosting emotional well-being as well as encouraging healthy eating and physical activity.

This is a chance for your students, aged 11-14, to come up with pioneering ideas that transform the midday break at your school. This could radically change young people’s school experience for the better and help your school too.