HMS Glasgow Introduces School Kids to Fun Technology
Sailors from HMS Glasgow teach Holy Cross Primary School pupils about technology, programming and building circuits.
05:05 28 June 2023
Sailors from HMS Glasgow have partnered with a team from Clyde Naval Base to introduce Holy Cross Primary School pupils to basic programming and building circuits. The children were given the chance to test Sphero robots and pneumatic kits and were taught how to have fun whilst doing the activities.
Referring to the pneumatics kit, 11-year-old Abdullah, said: "I enjoyed doing the air thing. It was really cool seeing how it could move something. This experience really worked my imagination."
HMS Glasgow is set to enter service and will be at the leading edge of naval warfare - especially hunting down hostile submarines.
Commander Phil Burgess, the ship’s Senior Naval Officer, said: “With thanks to the Princess of Wales, we are proud to be supporting Place2Be and through the charity we’ve formed affiliations with two Glasgow primary schools, Gowan Bank and Holy Cross, which is why we are here today,”
Holy Cross headteacher Claire Gray said: “The kids thoroughly enjoyed the experience and got a great insight into the technical side of being an engineer. The children were very well behaved and so well enthused by the STEM training. The money from Place2Be will enhance our ability to resolve equity issues and give experiences to children in need that would not otherwise have them.”
“We are delighted that HMS Glasgow has chosen to support Place2Be and some of our partner schools in Glasgow” said Sahir Permall, Director of Place2Be Scotland.
“Through community outreach, the ship’s crew will provide local schools with opportunities to engage in STEM activities, visit the ship, and much more.
“The crew will also take on fundraising challenges to support Place2Be. Each school day, hundreds of children and families across Scotland tell us about their challenges, from bereavement to bullying, from violence at home to friendship issues. The money raised by the crew of HMS Glasgow will enable us to provide vital support to these young people and their whole school communities.”