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Full STEM ahead for Scottish School pupils

Posted: 5th October 2017

Esh Border ConstructionPupils at schools across Scotland are set to learn all about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), thanks to Esh Border Construction.

The Livingston-based firm’s Added Value team is delivering a range of interactive tools and props, known as STEM kits, to the school with the aim of positively shaping career aspirations from an early age.

Youngsters will now use the kits, which are based around STEM topics, to learn about the subjects in a series of workshops designed to educate and inspire the designers, builders and engineers of tomorrow.

Each kit includes construction-related books, toys and materials which support four student exercises: wall building, using ratios, measuring, and designing a structure.

Regional Director of Esh Border Construction, Gerard McMahon said:

“It is wonderful to see children getting enjoyment from the kits, exploring the practical ways in which STEM can be put to use, whilst gaining valuable hands-on knowledge and skills outside of a traditional classroom environment.

“STEM subjects have been identified as having a skills shortage but initiatives like this will help promote the topics to children in a fun and interactive way.”

A number of schools are set to receive the kits over the next academic year.

To learn more about STEM opportunities with Esh Border Construction visit: or email:

Image: Primary three pupils Lexie Collins and Wojciech Ryniecki, both aged seven, from St Peter’s Primary School in Galashiels with Marie Campbell, Added Value Coordinator for Esh Border Construction.

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