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Doonfoot Primary School Teacher scoops top award!

Jenn McEwan with David Clark at ERA Awards 400 x 400

Jenn McEwan, the Lead Science Teacher at Doonfoot Primary School has been awarded the Primary School David Clark Prize by the ERA (Electrical Research Association) Foundation.

This prestigious prize highlights the work of teachers who have gone above and beyond to inspire students to consider a career in engineering. As well as the award Jenn wins £3,000 and a further £12,000 for the school to be used over three years.

This is great recognition for Jenn who has been inspiring children at Doonfoot Primary School with the wonders of engineering for the last 12 years.

If that's not enough, Jenn is also a STEM lead for South Ayrshire Council which means she works with numerous schools to deliver engineering-focused initiatives, including collaborations with the University of Strathclyde.

Jenn McEwan said: "I am incredibly grateful to the ERA Foundation for recognising my work this way. To be selected by such an esteemed organisation for this prize is simply a dream come true!

"It has been an absolute joy and privilege to have had the opportunity to support so many learners over the years on their STEM journey while working in a learning community which has nurtured my passion for STEM.

"I am thrilled by the prospect of using the prize money to design, resource and deliver sustainable, fully inclusive STEM opportunities, which will inspire many more learners for years to come."

Councillor Stephen Ferry, Education Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "Congratulations to Jenn, she is such an inspiration not only to her pupils but to the entire teaching profession. Through her lessons she underlines the importance of engineering in our everyday lives. Her dedication, creativity and passion shine through, and her efforts have led to numerous pupils embarking upon a career in engineering."