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ALBA IS THE PRIZE DRAW IN NATIONAL SCHOOL ART COMPETITION

PWP_2073A Hermitage Park Primary School pupil from Edinburgh, has been named in first place of the John Byrne National Drawing Competition, beating thousands of other entries to take the top spot.

Alba Cooke Ribes (P5) received the award on Friday 18 March from John, who unveiled a special exhibition of competition entries at Paisley Museum and Art Gallery to mark the end of the second year of the competition.

Alba Ribes, Hermitage Park Primary

John revealed Alba as the winner alongside Amy Tucker (P7) from Maxwellton Primary, East Kilbride in second place and Georgia Ruddiman Carmen Neat Lotte Boon Von Ochsee (S3) from Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen in third place.

Three runners up were highly commended for their artwork including Kevin Lee (P7), Busby Primary, Clarkston, Rachael Dhanaraj (S3), Harris Academy, Dundee and Sarah McIver (S3), Govan High, Glasgow.

John Byrne, said: “I’m really pleased to announce the winners of this year’s John Byrne National Drawing Competition and I’d like to offer my congratulations to Alba, Amy and Georgia, and all the other entrants who took park.

“The winning artwork was chosen as it initially caught my eye during the judging process then on closer inspection, just blew me away with the young artist’s use of materials, composition and colour, that really helped their entry stand out against the work of other competitors.

“The young people in our country never cease to amaze me with their artistic skills and extraordinary talent, and that has come through in this year’s entries. The standard of work has been fantastic and I hope that the competition has inspired many of the young entrants to continue to enjoy art and draw more.”

Alba said: “I’m feeling very excited and happy.  I love Art and in particular enjoy drawing.  I’m really excited about meeting John Byrne.

“I wouldn’t have been able to do this without my teacher, Miss Watson because she taught us lots of techniques and helped me to improve my work.”

Bill Maxwell, Education Scotland Chief Executive said: “I’m really pleased to offer my congratulations to Alba, Amy and Georgia who have been chosen as the top three winners of this year’s John Byrne National Drawing Competition. It’s been another successful year after receiving thousands of competition entries from talented children and young people in schools across the country.

“The competition is a great opportunity for children and young people to tap into their creativity and unleash their artistic talents and showcase their work in front of one of Scotland’s most talented and renowned artists.”

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Alba received the first prize of a limited edition full colour print by John, a £100 voucher for art materials and a £50 book token. Second and third placed winners each received a limited edition print by John, £50 and £30 voucher for art materials, respectively, and a £25 book token. The 30 runners up received certificates specially designed by John himself.

In addition to the fantastic prizes, the winners’ artwork, as well as entries from 30 runners up, are on display at the museum as part of a special exhibition.

The competition aims to raise the profile of drawing and inspire young people from P4 to S3 to get creative. The children and young people were invited to enter artwork of any size and created in any media.

The judging panel, headed by John, consisted of Ron Cowie, Senior Education Officer for Expressive Arts at Education Scotland, Wilma Eaton from Strathclyde University, Lorna Macdonald from Edinburgh City Council, Heather Barclay and Kenny Christie, Development Officers at Education Scotland. The judging took place at Strathclyde University.

The John Byrne National Drawing Competition runners up include:

• James Wheate, S1, St Ninian’s High, East Renfrewshire
• Polly Johnson, P6, Netherlee Primary, East Renfrewshire
• Larisa Morozova, P7, Busby Primary, East Renfrewshire
• Jennifer Addie, P5, Busby Primary, East Renfrewshire
• Corran Ewart, S2, Strathaven Academy, South Lanarkshire
• Andy Muir, S1, Trinity High, South Lanarkshire
• Molly-Ann Cairns, P5/6, Canberra Primary, South Lanarkshire
• Anna McDiarmid, S2, Biggar High, South Lanarkshire
• John Douglas, P5, Tough School, Aberdeenshire
• Ruwayda Rafique, Notre Dame High, Glasgow
• Saira Khalid, S3, Notre Dame High, Glasgow
• Caitlin McIvor, Cedarbank School, West Lothian
• Cameron Hart, Cedarbank School, West Lothian
• Ola Koza, P4, Knightsbridge Primary, West Lothian
• Vicki Fulton, Linlithgow Academy, West Lothian
• Cal Young, Linlithgow Academy, West Lothian
• Douglas Ingles, S1, Inverkeithing High, Fife
• Seonaid Best, Inverkeithing High, Fife
• Michael Crookshanl, S2, Woodmill High, Fife
• Euan Hancock P6, Pitteuchar West Primary, Fife
• Beth Donnachie, S1, Craigmarloch, Inverclyde
• Liza Dixon, P5, Portree Primary, Highland
• Rachel Malcolm, Chryston Primary, North Lanarkshire
• Joseph Ward, St Mary’s School, Scottish Borders
• Evie Jardine, P6, South Morningside Primary, Edinburgh
• Keira Grieve, S3, Tynecastle High, Edinburgh
• Holly Irvine, P6, Aith Junior High, Shetland Islands

Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award – Sarah Williams

Small - Sarah WilliamsJoin us on Tuesday 22nd March for an opportunity to chat to an engineer who can help you as part of this year’s Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award.

This week’s engineer is Sarah Williams and she is currently in her final year at the University of Glasgow studying Biomedical Engineering. Her degree has covered many fields such as electronics, mechanical engineering, biology, business management and mathematics, these classes have helped her to establish her strengths and weaknesses.

Her placements have also helped to expand her knowledge and experience within the field. She has had the opportunity to shadow an orthopaedic surgeon at Glasgow’s Royal Infirmary, observe clinical engineers at WestMARC in the Queen Elizabeth hospital, work alongside a rehabilitation service TRAC team at Udston hospital and carry out research at Nuclear Cardiology in Glasgow’s Royal Infirmary.

Her recent six-month research placement involved working within the Nuclear Cardiology department alongside clinicians and looking into the machine learning of SPECT imaging, specifically DaTSCAN imaging which involves acquiring images of the brain to diagnose Parkinson’s disease. Using programming software and mathematical techniques, the images were loaded into the computer which could then detect whether the subject has Parkinson’s disease or not.

This research contributed to a large part of her fifth year at university and her final degree classification. She is now pursuing a career within the NHS as a clinical scientist to carry out further research and improve services for patients within rehabilitation and diagnosis.

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Food and Health Progression Framework

Small - Food and HealthLooking for guidance & support in how to ‎ensure progression through the levels of Curriculum for Excellence in Food & Health from Early to 4th level?

This Glow TV event will share with you the newly updated Food & Health Progression Framework and give practical advice from practitioners and food education partner organisations as to how you could provide progressive practical cookery experiences in your school setting.

Join us in Glow TV at 4pm on Thursday 17th March. Sign up now to join us live – Food & Health Progression Framework.

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Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award – Lynne McIntosh

Small - Lynne McIntoshJoin us on Wednesday 16th March at 11am for an opportunity to chat to an engineer who can help you as part of this year’s Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award.

Lynne McIntosh is 28 years old and I’m a Senior Manufacturing Engineer and Forging Team Lead at the AFRC. On a day to day basis, her job as an Engineer involves many varied and interesting things. This can be anything from designing a piece of tooling to allow us to forge complex shapes using our forging presses at the AFRC to helping customers solve problems they may be experiencing with forging, or general manufacturing processes.

She joined the AFRC around 11 months ago after leaving Aerospace company Rolls-Royce, where she worked as both an under-graduate and graduate Engineer for over 5 years in the area of Research and Development within Manufacturing Engineering. She realised that Engineering might be a career that she’d like to pursue after being inspired by a talk which she attended as a high school student, presented by a gentleman called Dr Peter Hughes. He explained the varied, interesting and fun things which Engineers do and he spoke about it in terms which she understood and which made sense to her.

It made her think “maybe I could do that” and so she investigated further and realised that being an Engineer would allow her to be creative, work with sciences and maths, solve problems and also innovate and make / mend things – so she decided to apply to study Mechanical Engineering at University and has never looked back!

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NNM – Developing Number Knowledge – 5

Small - Module 16 Session 5Join the team at Education Scotland on Tuesday 15th March for the fifth session of Module 16 – Learning and teaching approaches.

The aims of this session are to
•Explore what learners and teachers have to say about learning in Numeracy and Mathematics
•Raise awareness of ‘Growth Mindsets’ within numeracy and mathematics
•Discuss the different models of teaching AifL cycle and Cooperative Learning.

The session is most relevant for practitioners teaching pupils in Early Years and Primary.

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Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award vlog Part 7

SESLA LogoScottish Engineering Special Leaders Award – join the thousands of children already registered for this exciting free competition!”

If you could be an engineer in Scotland – what would you do?

The Shopping Trolley for the Elderly is well under way! See the engineering challenges the Strathclyde University team have encountered and the solutions they have been developing to overcome these problems in ‘Making It – Part 3.

Do you have a question for the Strathclyde Team? – the engineers would like to hear from you via Twitter with any engineering questions you might have.

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Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award – Jon Reed

Small - John ReidJoin us for an opportunity to chat to an engineer who can help you as part of this year’s Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award.

This week’s engineer is Captain Jon Reed who currently the Adjutant of 2 Close Support Battalion, The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), based in Leuchars, Fife. In previous roles he has been responsible to Armoured Infantry Battlegroups for the maintenance and repair of all the vehicle and equipment, this ranged form pistols to main battle tanks and everything in between.

He has also lead soldiers responsible for all recovery elements of exercises from Afghanistan, Canada, Germany and the UK. Before joining the Army he left school at 16 and completed a modern apprenticeship in engineering design and production, this job saw him learn all basic engineering principles such as milling, turning, welding, CNC machining and production line techniques and then apply them to produce vehicle parts for heavy vehicle systems ranging from buses and lorries to earth moving and military equipment.

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Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award -Lindsay Kinghorn

Small - Lindsay KinghornSESLA is celebrating International Womens Day on Tuesday 8th March at 11am with a special interview with Captain Lindsay Kinghorn an engineer with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME)

Captain Kinghorn joined the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) in 1991 when she was 18. None of her family had been in the army, but she wanted to do something different and it seemed to be an exciting life! She joined as a Private soldier as a vehicle mechanic and specialised in fixing tanks! There were hardly any girls working as mechanics when she first joined, in fact there were only 5 women in a Battalion of 500 men!!

Now of course they have far more females working as mechanics, armourers (fixing weapons), recovery mechanics (like the AA), aircraft technicians (working on helicopters) and technicians. As a REME soldier you move every two or three years to a different unit, that way you get to experience working on lots of different types of vehicles whether it is tanks, trucks, land rovers or motorbikes. You also get to see different parts of the world; Lyndsay has served all over the world in UK, Germany and Canada and deployed to Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, all as a mechanic.

Why not join Lindsay and find out more about her job and being female in a job seen usually for males?

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Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award – John Penman

Small - John PenmanJoin us on Monday 7th March at 11am for an opportunity to chat to an engineer who can help you as part of this year’s Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award.

Today’s engineer is John Penman, the Sales and Marketing Director for FiFe Fabrications, based in Fife. John started his career making coal cutters and served my apprenticeship as turner/Mechanical engineer. He then progressed his learning by going to college in the evening and gaining experience in various areas in engineering. He has learnt a lot about the sectors he sells into, these include test and measurement/Defence/oil and gas/Audio visual displays.

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SCILT and Gaelic Education

Small - SCILT and GaelicJoin us on Monday 7th March at 4pm for this live event to find out about the support SCILT can provide to teachers involved in Gaelic Education.

The Glow TV event will be presented by Julie-Anne MacKenzie, Professional Development Officer with SCILT. The session will outline the support SCILT can provide to teachers involved in Gaelic Education. The session will be delivered through the medium of Gaelic with a supporting power point presentation available in English.

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