A FORFAR school club which encourages pupils to get involved in science and engineering activities during lunchtime and after school has received funding from Ross and Liddell.
Angus Young Engineers is based in Forfar Academy and more than 120 students are involved in the club which was set up to offer pupils the opportunity to enhance their skills around science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities. Pupils can also work towards achieving CREST qualification - a creative science and technology award.
Four members of the club are currently attended a national competition, 4x4in schools, in Coventry to showcase their skills and compete against other pupils from across the UK.
The funding from Ross and Liddell helped to purchase the competition kit as well as cover some of the travel costs.
Bob Baldie, who runs Angus Young Engineers and is also a teacher at Forfar Academy, said: “It’s important that young people have access to clubs like Angus Young Engineers to allow them to develop their passion for science and engineering.
“It’s amazing to see how much the students develop and grow in confidence during their time at the club and ultimately it looks great on a CV or university application if they want to follow a career in the industry.
“We continue to look at ways to fund the club to ensure it is sustainable and this support from Ross and Liddell is of huge help for experience and opportunities we can offer to our young people.”
Ross and Liddell specialises in property management and maintenance, as well as providing a comprehensive range of residential and commercial services, including sales, lettings, surveying and insurance.
Now in its fourth year, the Community Bursary Scheme was launched to provide support to organisations that make a vital difference in their community.
Irene Devenny, Managing Director of Ross and Liddell, said: “It’s so encouraging to see the opportunities out there for our young people to develop their skills and experience and it’s important that our Community Bursary is supporting clubs and organisations who are nurturing our future talent.
“Angus Young Engineers gives the pupils at Forfar Academy the chance to explore their passion for science and engineering and we are thrilled to offer our support to the club..”