Global Science - Broxburn Academy wins Top Award!

November 2012

We are delighted to announce that following the STEMNET UK Finals which took place at the House of Lords on Wednesday this week, Broxburn Academy won first place in the category of Most Dedicated STEM Club in the UK!

The Broxburn team fought off stiff competition from the other two shortlisted finalists:- The Gilberd School and Salford City College in England to win first place!. Broxburn were the only Scottish STEM Club to reach the final.

Mr Scott Bryce who runs the STEM Club at Broxburn also was runner up in the category of the UK’s Most Dedicated teacher - indeed the only Scottish Teacher to reach the shortlist of three teachers spanning the whole UK.

The winners receive a trip to CERN in Switzerland - home of the large Hadron Collider, courtesy of STFC (Science & Technologies Facilities Council). The awards were supported by Business, Innovation & Skills Department and STFC.

Giving speeches on the day were Lord Sainsbury, STEMNET Chief Executive Kirsten Bodley, Cern Director- General- Prof Rolf Heuer and Prof John Womersley from STFC.

Traveling with Team Broxburn and Mr Bryce was Kevin McKeever from Global Science who attended the awards and had nominated Mr Bryce. Kevin commented “On behalf of all the team at Global Science, we would like to congratulate the club at Broxburn Academy and Mr Bryce on this unbelievable achievement. We are absolutely delighted for the pupils and Scott winning this award, recognising the hard work, commitment, unbelievable enthusiasm and dedication to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Its remarkable and well deserved.

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