As part of its remit, CUSP works with schools to engage pupils' interest in science, technology and sustainability, helping develop an early interest in science and technology.
We have worked with staff and pupils at St Peter's Primary, Old Rayne Primary, Arbroath, Albyn School, International School of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon's College, Aboyne Academy, Hamilton School, Bridge of Don Academy and Tullynessle School.
- We speak at school assemblies
- We take students on the Nuffield bursary scheme
- We take lessons in primary and secondary schools
- We take part in Techfest, aimed at primary age children
- We offer support to individual Baccalaureate students
Robert Gordon's College
"The GreenPages Eco-Group would like to say a special thank you from all staff and pupils here at Robert Gordon’s College for your interesting and thought provoking assemblies during our Green Week. We especially liked the fridge/toilet euphemism and the ideas on how we can reduce our footprint.
The prawn example really highlighted to us what is happening and how we as individuals can make the choice to buy these products or locally packaged one.
Furthermore, the 4 pillars of Social, Political, Economic and Environmental have been a particular talking point, with pupils deciding that the social aspect needs to be addressed. We enjoyed meeting you and hope that you will visit us again in the future to keep us thinking green."
Robert Gordon's College
Nuffield Placement Students
"Before the Nuffield placement I was unsure as to what I wanted to do after I left school. The engineering based project I undertook was a really good experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The independence and getting a taste of the working environment is an opportunity worth having. Taking part in this placement has helped me to decide my future career."
Joshua Dudley, Nuffield Student, Aboyne Academy
"I have really enjoyed my Nuffield Bursary at CUSP and believe that it has been a fantastic experience in which I have had the opportunity to see what university will be like. I have had the chance to improve my knowledge and learn new things about turbines and renewable energy. I especially enjoyed the experiments that I did in the wind tunnel and even though my turbine was not entirely successful in producing a significant amount of power, it managed to produce a little and I feel a sense "of achievement for designing and making the system."
Hannah Hughes, Nuffield Student, Aboyne Academy
Since completing his Nuffield placement with us, Joshua has gone on to be selected as a finalist in the National Science and Engineering "Big Bang" competition 2012-2013 with his project "Wind Fish". Good Luck Joshua!
Albyn Primary School and Northfield Academy
During January and February of this year, CUSP took lessons at Albyn Primary School P6 classes and also worked with S5/6 pupils at Northfield Academy to help them design and build their own solar thermal panels.