Impressive exam results have resulted in a financial boost for a Kinross-shire secondary school.
The Science Faculty at Kinross High School received a £32,000 grant from the Wolfson Foundation, which will help the school turn its department into a Centre for Scientific Excellence.
The organisation awards financial grants to education and science schemes with the aim of improving the civic health of society.
Kinross High School’s exam results in science subject areas, alongside the progress made by its pupils, meant the school was eligible to apply for the grant.
These factors ultimately contributed to the school securing the money.
Kinross High School Headteacher, Sarah Brown spoke of the importance of science for pupils at the school.
She said: “Science continues to be a popular and exciting subject choice for young people at Kinross High School.
“I am delighted that the Wolfson Foundation has been able to support our ambition to become a centre of excellence for science.”
Having now secured the grant money, the school has begun planning how to use it to further improve its science department.
The faculty plans to use it to create four high tech laboratory areas, which will comprise of a microscopy classroom, a digital laboratory, an analytical laboratory and a microbiology area.
The new additions to the school aim to allow its science pupils to access state of the art equipment and the chance to enhance their exploration of the subject.
The Wolfson Foundation is an independent charity that provides funding to organisations across the UK.
It has awarded more than £900 million in grants to more than 11,000 projects from all over the country.
The support given by the foundation helps high achieving, state funded secondary schools to improve teaching in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technologies (STEM) subject areas.
Chief Executive of the Wolfson Foundation, Paul Ramsbottom described Kinross High School’s science department as “impressive”.
He said: “Kinross High School is an ambitious secondary school with an impressive science track record.
“We are pleased to support their aspiration to further encourage students to learn sciences in a modern living environment and, once again, to be funding Scottish education.”