Lionacleit team are pumped up!

Students from Sgoil Lionacleit have come second in a national engineering competition with their design for a water pump.

Members of the Sgoil Lionacleit Young Engineers Club took part in the competition, organised jointly between the Weir group and Strathclyde University’s department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management, as part of the ‘Celebrating Engineering’ event held at Murrayfield recently.
The challenge was to design, manufacture and test a working water pump using a 3D printer. The Sgoil Lionacleit Young Engineers Club worked on the project after school on a Friday with the help of Mr Fraser, head of the art and technical faculty.

Their final product impressed judges on the day and Sgoil Lionacleit were named second overall from a field of nine entries.

Mr Fraser extended thanks to all the members of the Young Engineers club for working so hard on the successful project and hopes to engage in further projects in the new term. Thanks also to technical technician Iain MacLellan for providing assistance and accompanying the group on the trip to Murrayfield.

Pictured with their certificates are students Scott MacDonald, Laurence Donkers, Seorus Brass and Allan Paul Beaton.