Mackie pupils take part in All-Energy event in Aberdeen

Mackie Academy S1 pupils giving their presentation at Education Day at All-Energy 2011.

Mackie Academy S1 pupils giving their presentation at Education Day at All-Energy 2011.

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Pupils from Mackie Academy were amongst those given the opportunity to learn about a range of renewable topics at this year’s All-Energy event in Aberdeen.

Organised by Aberdeen Council, Aberdeenshire Council, the Energy Institute and SPE Aberdeen, All-Energy hosted an Education Day at its 2011 conference which was aimed at teachers and careers advisors to help raise awareness of the Renewable sector.

The event also hosted the final of the ‘Electrocity Challenge’ where Mackie Academy pupils, along with four other teams from Peterhead Academy, Meldrum Academy, Turriff Academy and Mintlaw Academy, went head to head in an interactive challenge based on the use of renewables and other energy sources for a ‘virtual city’.

The teams of pupils then had to prepare and deliver a presentation of their findings to the rest of the attendees at the event.

Education Day also saw representatives from a range of businesses led round table discussions to provide valuable industry information to subject-specialist teachers and career guidance experts.

Colin Black, SPE Careers Guidance Chairman (Aberdeen Section), said: “This event focused on sharing information with teachers and pupils so they are better informed about the ‘whole energy’ sector and careers within it.”