Dalziel pupils engineer success

ICE AGE . . . Dalziel pupils Robert Swinburne, Craig Borland and Idris Hussain who took part in the Project Ice engineering project with teacher Alasdair Bell and BOC mentor Mohammad Khan.
ICE AGE . . . Dalziel pupils Robert Swinburne, Craig Borland and Idris Hussain who took part in the Project Ice engineering project with teacher Alasdair Bell and BOC mentor Mohammad Khan.

THE Dalziel High senior school engineering team took part in a celebration and assessment day which was the finale for their year long project as part of the Engineering Education Scheme.

The scheme is used to introduce pupils to the world of engineering through project related activities.

Dalziel was invited to work in partnership with BOC on a project as part of the scheme and the design brief was provided during a site visit last November.

It highlighted the concern to the business of harsh winter conditions and the need to maintain business continuity in future periods of severe cold and snow, hence the title Project Ice.

The project brought together a team of four pupils - Robert Swinburne, Craig Borland, Idris Hussain and Usman Saddiq - who, over the academic year, met to assess and evaluate potential solutions which were innovative and economical and link the sciences, technology and mathematics.

SCIENCE FAYRE: As part of their science fayre project on DNA, S1 pupils visited Jordanhill College to carry out a technique called the Polymerase Chain Reaction.

Pupils used the technique to examine genetic similarities between tissue samples of different plant species. The annual Dalziel science fayre will take place on Thursday and Friday, June 14 and 15, and will be opened by NASA astronauts.

SUMMER FAYRE: The summer fayre at Dalziel High School will be held on Thursday, June 7.

The fun event will have many activities, games and stalls and everyone in the local community is invited.

SPONSORED WALK: Dalziel pupils from S1 to S4 will be taking part in a sponsored walk around Strathclyde Park on Friday, June 8.

They are raising money for the War Memorial Trust.

For a full round-up of news from Dalziel High and the other schools in our area see this week’s Motherwell Times or Bellshill Speaker.