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At Blairgowrie High School we offer the following Design & Technology subjects:

  • Design & Manufacture
  • Graphic Communication
  • Engineering Science
  • Practical Woodworking

Staff: Miss L. McKenzie (PT); Mr L. Farrell; Mrs K. Rae 

S2 Faraday Challenge Day

36 S2 students became real-life engineers for a day when they researched, designed and built solutions to real engineering problems as part of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Faraday Challenge Day on Wednesday 15th May 2019.

This year’s challenge is in association with the James Webb Space Telescope but the brief for these young engineers is shrouded in secrecy to avoid unfair preparation and research. Teams must race against the clock to solve a real-life engineering problem, putting their engineering and technology knowledge and skills to the test.

 The events aim to encourage more young people to study and consider exciting and rewarding careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by using creativity, innovation and problem-solving skills.

The winning S2 team was:

Grace Anderson, CJ Ferrie, Jamie Howes, Fred Kelly, Katie Nixon and Katy Tripney. They each won a £10 Amazon voucher and the school was awarded a trophy.

S2 Faraday challenge winners


Graphic Design Festival Scotland - Young & Powerful poster competition

On Friday 25th May 2018, Victoria from Graphic Design Festival Scotland visited us in order to work with S4-6 pupils who study Graphic Communication.

Young & Powerful was a national poster competition, celebratory exhibition and series of workshops giving young people aged 8-26 the opportunity to engage with design and inspire their peer group, which took place between 12th March–1st October 2018, across Scotland. Four of our pupils were selected from around 1,500 entries to be amongst 80 posters showcased in a public exhibition at the Lighthouse Museum in Glasgow City Centre.

The four pupils were Ardal MacKenzie (S4), Ellis Powrie (S6), Nicole Robertson (S4) and Georgina Sturrock (S5).