Lighting Up the Curriculum for Excellence

Inspiring the next generation of Engineers and Scientists

CPD Workshops

With expert tuition from passionate professionals, we show you the basics of soldering and fault-finding in a half-day workshop.


Comments from past participants

"Hands-on, relaxed atmosphere, inspirational."

"Using the equipment – making mistakes and sorting them – means we can help the children with any problems they encounter."

"You get a sensible answer to a silly question."


"I am looking forward to starting a young engineers club – this course has refired my interest!"

"This will generate a lot of enthusiasm from children and let them get creative."

"I feel this is in line with Curriculum for Excellence – opening up more doors for children to get creative."


Latest News

Christmas Challenge

Calling all young engineers!

Show us your festive light-up creations! Send in your photos before 25th December 2021 for a chance to win a bag of Rainbow circuit kits. We are looking for creative, inventive, artistic, unique and beautiful creations using at least one of our light-up circuits.

Please send photos to Benjie at bmarwickjohnstone@scdi.org.uk and remember to let us know if you are happy for your photos to be featured on our website.

Lighting Up Ayrshire

September 2021

We hope to run a soldering CPD workshop for teachers at Dumfries House in January 2022 in combination with Rampaging Chariots.

Lighting Up starter kits are available for any primary school that has not previously (or recently) taken part in the project and we hope to have top-up kits available for previously participating schools too.

Rampaging Chariot robot kits are available for secondary schools that have built all their kits or have not taken part in the project before.

All teachers and school staff are welcome to come along for refresher training!

Spaces and kits may be limited. Please contact Benjie at bmarwickjohnstone@scdi.org.uk if you are interested.