Saturday, 28 August 2010

Highland Schools Tour 2010 Winds Down

Day 6 - Portree to Aberdeen
Distance travelled = 232.1 miles = 373.5 km

In total, lectures delivered to ~733 pupils.

After one week on the road, eight lectures in five schools spanning the Highlands, one problem-solving day, a few (intentional!) explosions, being eaten alive by midges, discovering the square sausage, over 15 hours of unloading/loading the van, pushing our new equipment (and the royal mail's delivery times!) to the limit and back, and some warm receptions, the Highland Schools Tour has finished... Until 2011!

We hope the lectures have proved informative and inspirational as well as introducing the annual TechFest in September science festival. The feedback we've received so far is positive and great to hear.

Thanks to all the teachers and pupils at the five High Schools, and to Julius, Kelly, Derek, Gorry, Aileen, Kitty, Alex (Two Lochs FM) and many others for their parts in making this year's Tour a success! :-)

On the journey back to Aberdeen...

... we stopped for lunch in Grantown on Spey; a normally sleepy town. Today it was hosting the annual 'Thunder in the Glens' welcoming over 1500 Harley Davidson motorcycles into town.

OK, so that's enough from us.

One quick reminder though - if you're from Kinlochbervie, Ullapool, Gairloch, Plockton or Portree High Schools don't forget to submit your entries for the Highland Schools 2010 Challenge ASAP.

Good luck and goodbye!

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