McGill mentor Grove Academy in Engineering Development Trust Go4Set project

McGill mentor Grove Academy in Engineering Development Trust Go4Set project

For the fourth year running, McGill have supported a local school in the Go4Set project run by the Engineering Development Trust.

The program aims to get young people interested in careers in Science, Engineering and Technology.

The pupils from Grove Academy were mentored by Mechanical & Electrical Project Manager, Grant Arnott.

The team of six pupils aged 12 and 13, had to design a new Eco Friendly Hotel which uses new, sustainable and environmentally friendly ways to create the energy it needs to run.

Grant spent an hour a week for 10 weeks with the pupils, who prepared a report and a model of the hotel design they had created. The pupils showcased their work at the Celebration & Assessment Day on Wednesday 17 December 2014 at the Space, Dundee & Angus College.

As part of the 10 week programme the pupils visited McGill Head Office, where they were shown the design department and introduced to some cutting edge technology in 3D co-ordination drawings, and then shown McGill’s wind turbine.

Grant took the pupils around some of the McGill projects and local landmarks which related to the Go4Set brief and the requirement for new energy sources.

They visited:

  • Dundee College, Kingsway campus Solar PV installation
  • Mitchelin wind turbine’s
  • Baldovie waste to power energy plant
  • Ravensby Glass Solar PV installation
  • Renewables house located in Ogilvie road, Broughty Ferry

On the assessment day the pupils were up against some great projects from other local schools, and although they didn’t win, the assessors gave some excellent feedback.

Well done to Craig, Johnathan, Daniel, Leon, Amy & Cara for all their hard work.

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