We are scientists!

Back, from left: Carly O'Hagen, Ross Falls, Mrs Mara Sweeney (class teacher), Tiegan Haxton, Jamie Hogg. Front, from left: Cameron Young, Kyle Sweeney.
Back, from left: Carly O'Hagen, Ross Falls, Mrs Mara Sweeney (class teacher), Tiegan Haxton, Jamie Hogg. Front, from left: Cameron Young, Kyle Sweeney.
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PUPILS at Cardenden’s Denend Primary took part in a busy week of science and engineering activities last week as part of National Science and Engineering Week.

As well as in class activities, a group of primary seven children represented the school at the celebration of engineering and science event at Dundee Science Centre on Thursday.

Class teacher Mrs Mara Sweeney attended the event, which saw schools from across Scotland showcasing and sharing their learning, with pupils Ross Falls, Kyle Sweeney, Carly O’Hagan, Teegan Haxton, Jamie Hogg and Cameron Young.

And after taking part in a series of fun three minute Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) challenges, the group returned to school with a trophy for first place in the primary sector.

They also received a cheque for £100 which will be used to buy science and technology equipment for the school.

Meanwhile, the whole school was learning about science and engineering throughout the whole week.

Some of the activities involved children making trebuchets, kites, balloon bugges, musical instruments and a range of other vehicles.

Local stem engineer, Stewart Sutherland, worked with staff to help deliver the lessons.

Primary seven pupils also took part in the Fife Energy Enterprise Challenge, while Miss McDonald’s primary six pupils visited other clases and demonstrated how to make ‘origami frogs’ bearing the National Science and Engineering Week logo.

Parents had the chance to find out more about the school’s activities on Friday morning.