P6 have been working with Heriot Watt University as part of their ‘Year of the Sea 2018’. Last week we had a visit from Alex, a lecturer and Akoh a Civil Engineering student who set us the task of coming up with problems and solutions linked to the sea that they took back to the university students. The students then had a week to work on the problems set and devise solutions for them .
Today P6 went on a visit to Heriot Watt University to see how the students got on solving the problems we had set for them. This was a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to see how science, technology and engineering can all work together to solve real life problems. The children scored the students on their solutions and presentations. They found this visit very interesting especially as they were able to see how the students would solve the problems they had set for them. The children asked excellent questions as they were going around the different stalls and kept the students on their toes!