Two of our Booth Welsh employees, Jamie Dick and Stuart Thomas have been working on a project with pupils from Stewarton Academy as part of the Go4Set initiative. Go4Set links a team of 6 pupils with employers and universities to offer a 10-week Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) project. On this occasion, the project was to design an eco-friendly sports facility.
Some of the highlights over the last 10 weeks have included the visit by the Stewarton Academy pupils to our head office in Irvine on Wednesday the 7th of February. During their visit, the pupils received an introduction to the business from our Managing Director Martin Welsh and a Health and Safety briefing from our Health & Safety Manager Jim Conway. They also took part in a tour of our office, had presentations from some of our graduate engineers about their journey to engineering and had a lot of fun doing some team building challenges with spaghetti and marshmallow tower building.To finish off the visit, the pupils also had the opportunity to trial some of our state of the art virtual reality equipment.
The final part of the STEM project took place on Wednesday the 14th of March at the Morphy Richards Engineering Centre, located within Dumfries House. Each of the teams was asked to produce a report, presentation and a model of their chosen project which was assessed by a panel of judges from GSK and Ayrshire Precision Engineering.
This was overall a great experience for both the pupils and our own employees and we look forward to continuing to support Stewarton Academy with upcoming STEM projects.