ASPIRING youngsters are engineering a bright future after winning a creative competition.

Franz Gentugao and Erin McEleny from St Joseph's Primary used the construction set K'Nex to make a wind turbine at the Glasgow Science Festival's Creating Engineers competition.

The pupils, who are both aged 10, made it through the local and regional rounds of the competition by showing their creative design and building skills by solving a set of engineering challenges.

The are now preparing to compete at the West of Scotland grand final at Glasgow University on June 6.

Erin said: "While the judging was going on I started to think of things I could've done better and changes I could've made.

"So when we found out we got through to the final, I was waiting for the punch line - I couldn't believe it.

"It's great."

Franz added: "I was quite shocked to see there were 20 schools there.

"I was delighted by how well we did."

Class teacher Craig Mullan, who specialises in science, technology, engineering and maths, says Franz and Erin are exemplary pupils.

He said: "They are both very determined, hard working and like problem solving.

"They never give up on things.

"They have a great partnership and are excellent communicators - they work well together."

Mr Mullan also said it's great to have a mixed team through to the grand final.

He added: "In the workplace girls are still under represented so it's great that we have a mixed team.

"Erin is leading the way for the girls."