BOFFINS at Craigmarloch School have won an award for their excellent work in science and technology.

The school held its first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) event.

The event was funded by the British Science Association who were especially keen to to support Craigmarloch pupils as the event was designed to be accessible to all.

Science teacher Mary Griffin said: "As well as a £450 grant which was used to buy science resources, the BSA put forward a number of our pupils for a Crest Award which was presented in recognition of the excellent work carried out to deliver such an excellent event."

One of the winners Daniel Bell, 17, said: "It was a good experience, learning new things."

Fellow winner Stephen McShane, 17, added: "It was interesting. It felt good knowing that this award was something bigger than our usual exams."

There was support from St Stephen's Science department and pupils, Port Glasgow primaries and parents.

Mary said: "Our award winners enjoyed sharing their knowledge and skills with their audience and working alongside their peers from other schools in the community."

The school is working towards another Crest Award involving science and technology involved in creating animations.

Daniel and Stephen were joined by fellow winners Liam Duffy, Chloe Swinney, Jordan Leonard, Shaun Walker, Logan Munley.

The teaching team involved in the project included Mary, Jakki Loughlin for technical subjects and Gordon Blair and Jennifer Dennis for maths subjects.