10 Schools to take part in Stem Project thanks to £5650 Flightpath Fund Award

Date Posted: 20 Apr, 2023

– Award ensures primary schools in Glasgow, Renfrewshire and East and West Dunbartonshire will take part in Edinburgh Science Foundation’s Generation Science programme –   

The FlightPath Fund has awarded £5650 to ensure pupils from 10 primary schools can take part in fun, interactive science activities from Generation Science.

Run by specially-trained Science Communicators from educational charity Edinburgh Science Foundation, the programme will deliver workshops to pupils from the schools based in Glasgow, Renfrewshire and East and West Dunbartonshire.

The programme runs between March and June this year and features a series of hands-on and immersive Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities that support the Curriculum for Excellence and brings science to life in the classroom.

The 10 primary schools taking part thanks to the FlightPath Fund are:

  • Castlehill and St Nicholas’ in Bearsden
  • St Ninian’s and Blairdardie in Glasgow
  • Kirklandneuk, Rashielea, St Filllan’s and Langbank in Renfrewshire
  • Linnvale and St Eunan’s in Clydebank

Archie Hunter, Chair of the FlightPath Fund, said: “We have supported the efforts of Edinburgh Science Foundation for a number of years and I have seen for myself how engaged pupils are in the activities associated with the Generation Science programme.

“STEM educational activities play a crucial role in ensuring our young people are equipped with the skills, knowledge and capability required to adapt and indeed thrive in the fast-paced, changing world and economy of today.”

Laura McLister, head of learning at Edinburgh Science Foundation, said: “We are delighted to receive this funding from the FlightPath Fund. Thanks to this support, we can continue our work bringing unique workshops to classrooms across Scotland that inspire pupils of all ages to engage with science, technology, engineering and maths.”

More than £115,000 is being made available by the FlightPath Fund in to support community groups, charities and sustainability-themed projects local to Glasgow Airport this year.

The Fund’s committee is continuing to urge neighbouring groups and organisations to submit applications and is keen to support sustainability-themed projects aimed at improving the environment in the communities local to the airport.

The FlightPath Fund was established in 2010 to provide financial support to community groups and charities that are committed to improving the opportunities, facilities and services available to local people. Funding awards will continue to focus on three key areas:

  • Employment – We recognise the importance of making sure the future workplace is equipped with the skills that society and industry demands and, by supporting specific projects, we aim to help young people in the community reach their full potential. Awards will be given to exciting local projects that can break down barriers to employment through skills development. 
  • Environment – To underpin our commitment to making a positive contribution to the environment, the FlightPath Fund supports projects with a focus on protecting and enhancing our natural environment.
  • The FlightPath Fund supports social and educational projects which are designed to bring positive benefits and to change the lives of people in the communities we serve.

The FlightPath Fund’s committee, which includes elected representatives from each of the four local authority areas, meets regularly throughout the year to consider all applications made and to allocate any agreed financial support.

To find out more about applying for funding support, visit: www.glasgowairport.com/community and download the application form and our funding guidelines.