Hyslop Congratulates Broxburn on STEM Challange Win

Hyslop Congratulates Broxburn on STEM Challenge Win

Local MSP, Fiona Hyslop has written to congratulate a group of Broxburn Academy pupils who came first in the latest STEM challenge out of eight finalists across the UK.

The challenge was to design a human-powered invention for creating the spark which lights the Paralympic Flame. The pupils also came third out of 260 schools in the UK last year after designing a mobile phone app for the 2012 Olympic Games. (see photo above of Fiona Hyslop meeting the STEM pupils late last year for Challenge Eight)

On hearing the news, Fiona said;

“I am so pleased to hear that Broxburn Academy have won this year’s STEM challenge (number 9), this is a huge achievement for the pupils involved and the school as a whole.

“I visited the school to meet with the pupils when they came 3rd in last year’s competition and they were quite rightly, very proud of their work.

“Scotland as a whole is a hugely creative and innovative nation and so it is great to see such a high level of interest and ambition for digital creativity from the pupils at Broxburn Academy and well done to them for putting Broxburn on the map.”

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