Lighting Up the Curriculum for Excellence

Inspiring the next generation of Engineers and Scientists


Sacred Heart Christmas Cards

Sacred Heart Primary in Penicuik made this fantastic selection of light-up Christmas Cards using our 5 Flashing Lights circuits.

Dornoch Bridge

Dornoch Primary School built a fantastic light-up model of their local bridge. They used our Magic Candles for cat's eyes and Five Flashing Lights on the side to guide boats.

Hospital Education Service, Glasgow

Tom Gallacher has found our kits very popular with the children at Yorkhill Hospital. Here is a photo of Phoebe who had never soldered before but took to it like a natural!

Mauricewood World Buildings

Mauricewood Primary School lit up all the major landmarks of the world using all three types of circuit kit.

Birthday Cake

Mark and Alex made this fantastic light-up birthday cake.

Peebles Masks

Peebles High School lit up these wonderful masks.

Newlands Dalek

Newlands Primary in the Scottish Borders build a light-up Dalek and used a Rampaging Chariot to make it move!

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Latest News

Midlothian Teachers CPD Soldering Workshop

STEM Ambassadors Week in Scotland

Friday 4th February 2022

New start or refresher

Penicuik 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm, twilight session 4pm-6pm.

Numbers limited following Covid restrictions but sessions will be flexible and tailored to your need. Please contact Benjie at if you are interested.

Free Top-Up Kits

December 2021

Thanks to generous funding from the Institute of Physics, we once again have free top-up packs available for schools who have previously taken part in the Lighting Up project!

Contact Benjie Marwick Johnstone to apply. Hurry while stocks last!

Lighting Up Ayrshire

updated January 2022

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

Lighting Up kits are available for all primary schools (full kit for new schools and top-up resources as needed for previous participants).

Rampaging Chariot robot kits are available for secondary schools as needed.

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

Spaces and kits may be limited. Please contact Benjie at if you are interested.