Kinlochleven High School’s Green Energy Challenge Event

This year, we were delighted to be asked back to be a judge at Kinlochleven High School’s S2 Green Energy Challenge event. The focus of this challenge is to create an alternative method of generating energy with the aim of causing less pollution and damage to the environment.

Brilliant Project Ideas

Our Programme Coordinator, Gena MacLean, along with MSP Kate Forbes, Ben Thompson (Highland Councillor for Caol and Mallaig), Don Esson (Education Quality Improvement Manager) and Colin Gilmour from Highland Renewable Energy,  scored each pupil on their design presentation, the practicality of the project and the advantages that it would bring to the Kinlochleven area.

All judges were impressed by the wonderful range of ideas that were presented such as a wind turbine that also hosted a tourist zipline, a theme park powered by a wind turbine and a vibrating shinty pitch powered by energy.

The Winner takes it all!

After much deliberation and many tough decisions, it was agreed that the vibrating shinty pitch project named Vibration Power Generator were the winners due to their unique idea and fantastic visual presentation.
Many congratulations go to all the S2s for their fantastic project ideas and also to St Brides Primary who were the winners of the Robotics Challenge judged by Don Esson!

For more information regarding how to get involved with DYW West Highland, contact the team on: info@dywwesthighland.org / 01397 705 765 / Facebook / Twitter or call in and see us in the office at 15 High Street, Fort William, PH33 6DH