Media release: Lossiemouth teacher makes it to national science final


A MORAY primary school teacher has won through to the national final of an award scheme which promotes the teaching of science and engineering.

Rachel Wolford said she was “thrilled and delighted” after winning the North of England and Scotland stage of the National STEM Learning Network’s ENTHUSE award.

Mrs Wolford, who is depute head at Hythehill Primary in Lossiemouth, beat five other nominees in the regional heat held in Manchester.

She now goes on to the national final which will be held at the Houses of Parliament on July 20.

As well as promoting STEM – science, technology, engineering and maths – in her own school and others in the area, Mrs Wolford has also been involved in STEM training for teaching colleagues in schools across Moray.

She also runs a weekly after-school club at Hythehill where pupils take part in a wide range of science-based projects.

Mrs Wolford described the prospect of taking part in the national final against three other regional winners as “very exciting”.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

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