Lighting Up the Curriculum for Excellence

Inspiring the next generation of Engineers and Scientists

CPD Workshops

With expert tuition from passionate professionals, we show you the basics of soldering and fault-finding in a half-day workshop.


Comments from past participants

"Hands-on, relaxed atmosphere, inspirational."

"Using the equipment – making mistakes and sorting them – means we can help the children with any problems they encounter."

"You get a sensible answer to a silly question."


"I am looking forward to starting a young engineers club – this course has refired my interest!"

"This will generate a lot of enthusiasm from children and let them get creative."

"I feel this is in line with Curriculum for Excellence – opening up more doors for children to get creative."


Latest News

Free Top-Up Kits

Thanks to generous funding from the Institute of Physics, we once again have free top-up packs available for schools who have previously taken part in the Lighting Up project!

Contact Benjie Marwick Johnstone to apply. Hurry while stocks last!


Soldering CPD at Dumfries House

Teachers from ten schools will join our upcoming CPD workshop at Dumfries House on Thursday 24th October. Each teacher will take away a free soldering starter kit for their school.


Peebles Eastgate Science Event

Over 400 pupils from Priorsford, Kingsland and Halyrude Primary Schools were busy bees at the annual Peebles Eastgate Event on Thursday 26th September and Thursday 3rd October.

Lighting Up's workshop, Essential Engineering, ran alongside sessions on Brilliant Biology, Cool Chemistry, Mystery Maths and Terrific Technology.


Peebles Soldering Workshop

Eleven pupils from Priorsford Primary School learned to solder at Peebles High School on Friday 20th September, ahead of the Peebles Eastgate Event.

Lighting Up Ae Primary

The pupils of Ae Primary School enjoyed an Alien Light workshop on Friday 28th June.