Bankier high fliers learn all about the bridge

“Utterly terrified” was Bankier Primary principal teacher Pam Webster’s honest verdict on a (literally) high profile excursion to the Forth Bridge - “but spectacular!”.

Staff from the Banknock school went to the bridge to illustrate in an interesting way the school’s commitment to deliver high quality STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. For staff it meant being winched to the very top of the bridge in a cage hoist to fly the Bankier STEM launch banner which the school reckons must be the highest launch for the scheme in Scotland.

They shared the experience through photos and videos with pupils back at school.

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Pam Webster said: “It was a great way of showing the children exactly what the bridge is all about and we also had a problem-solving challenge for them.

“They had to imagine the head and deputy head were stuck on top of the bridge with no obvious way to escape. Luckily they arrived at a good solution!”

She added: “It was a fantastic day and we want to say thanks to Balfour Beattie for their support.”