Technical Education

St Andrew's High School

June 26, 2018
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EDT Headstart Course – Aerospace Engineering

We wish Przemyslaw Cwioro (S6) the best of luck this week as he travels to University of Coventry to take part in a Engineering Development Headstart course in Aerospace Engineering. Przemyslaw will take part in a three day residential course where he will be involved in a number of activities based around Aerospace Engineering  including; the technical aspects of flight and flying and cross disciplinary working in the field of engineering and will also attempt other areas of engineering such as basic mechanics, electrical and humanitarian engineering.

We are very proud that Przemyslaw will be representing St Andrew’s High School and know that this will be a life-changing experience for him.

We are looking forward to the new term in August to hear all about his adventure!

June 21, 2018
by Miss McVake
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Race for the Line: SCOTTISH CHAMPIONS

Huge congratulations to our very own national race day winners and overall Scottish Champions… Aliesha Campbell, Demi-Lee McKenzie and Kyle Coleman!

They worked very well together as a team and on the day designed and built the fastest model rocket car… Well Done!

As a reward for being the winning team, the team were invited to fire a heavy artillery gun which was a great privilege and is very rarely done by members of the public.

Pupils were then presented with their winners trophy and certificates by Staff Sergeant Bell and Signaller Cameron from 32 Signal Regiment at our S1 Awards Assembly.

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June 21, 2018
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Race for the Line: National Race Day

From the regional race day, two of our school teams qualified to the Race for the Line: Season 3 National Finals. Pupils attended the national race day at Redford Barracks in Edinburgh on Thursday, 31st May.  Both teams had a final chance to work together and design and build their final model rocket car design to be raced on the day. They also had a chance to take part in some fun military based activities. We even had some army rations for lunch!

The behaviour and effort was exceptional and a great day was had by all involved!

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June 21, 2018
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Engineering the Future for Girls

We wish Kara O’Neill (S4) the best of luck this week, as she attends the Engineering the Future for Girls summer school programme at University of Strathclyde. We know that Kara will have an amazing learning experience and will also have a great deal of fun. We are very proud that Kara will be representing our school at this fantastic event and know she will have an invaluable experience. We can’t wait for her to return to school so we can hear all about it!

June 21, 2018
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Race for the Line: Regional Race Day

The qualifying teams from our school race day attended the regional race day for Race for the Line at City of Glasgow College on Thursday, 26th April. Pupils used the knowledge and skills learned from the project at school and, in teams, created a new model rocket car to be raced and tested on the day.

The two qualifying teams from this race day will attend the National Finals at Redford Barracks on Thursday, 31st May.

 

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March 28, 2018
by Miss McVake
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Race for the Line: Season 3 2018

Our S1 pupils took part in our first ever Race for the Line school race day on Thursday, 15th March. All S1 pupils had been working in teams to enhance their communication and problem solving skills to engineer an aerodynamically shaped car with the chance to race their final design against all other S1 teams. There were 53 races in total – each with its own mini (controlled) rocket explosion for propulsion.

Our top 4 teams from our school race day will be competing at the regional race day on the 26th April at City of Glasgow College.

The winning team with an impressive speed of 55.65 mph was ‘Team 10’ from Class 1.6.

 

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March 27, 2018
by Miss McVake
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S5 Pupil Success!

Well done to Przemyslaw Cwioro S5 who was successful in his application to the Engineering Development Trust Headstart course for Aerospace Engineering in Coventry. Przemyslaw will take part in a three day residential course in June at Coventry University where he will be involved in a number of activities based around Aerospace Engineering  including; the technical aspects of flight and flying and cross disciplinary working in the field of engineering and will also attempt other areas of engineering such as basic mechanics, electrical and humanitarian engineering.

This is a fantastic achievement and we can’t wait to hear all about Przemyslaw’s experience!

February 27, 2018
by Miss McVake
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Bridges to Schools Event 2018

On Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd February, P7’s from our eight associated primary schools took part in the Bridges to School Event run by Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) in conjunction with Network Rail. Pupils worked in teams of ten and used their individual roles to successfully assemble a cable-stayed bridge securely. In order to be successful, pupils had to effectively communicate and problem solve together.

This was our first time as a school hosting the event and it was a huge success! We had some very keen participants and some budding engineers! Thank you very much to Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) in conjunction with Network Rail who expertly delivered the event across the two day period. Also, thank you to our wonderful S6 students and STEM Ambassadors who helped supervise and organise the day. A final thank you to all of our associated primary schools for their enthusiasm, effort and participation; St Bernard’s Primary, St Patrick’s Primary, St Monica’s Primary, St Stephen’s Primary, St Timothy’s Primary, Corpus Christi Primary, Our Lady & St Joseph’s Primary and St Mary’s Primary School.

Here are some photos from the two days (for more photos please see our department Twitter page @DAT_SAHS)

 

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February 7, 2018
by Miss McVake
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S2 STEM Trip to BBC Studios

Some of our S2 girls  attended a STEM Career day at the BBC Studios yesterday where they had a great day experiencing potential careers in broadcasting and TV. The girls made an excellent impression and were complimented on their knowledge, enthusiasm and politeness.

Huge well done to Lucy Grierson, Jessica Davis, Elise Mullen and Charlotte Wright who are a credit to St Andrew’s High School!

 

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January 31, 2018
by Miss McVake
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S3 Pupil Success

Congratulations to Kara O’Neill S3 who was successful in her application to take part in the Engineering the Future for Girls Summer School 2018 at University of Strathclyde!

Kara will enjoy a week of new experiences and will be involved in a range of different engineering based challenges.

Well done Kara!

 

 

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