PUPILS from the Wee County took part in a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) this months.

The around 60 S1 students were joined by Falkirk counterparts at the home of the Kelpies for STEM@HELIX.

They took part in various events including experiments and workshops on what was a sunny day.

The young people also got to talk to industry experts to hear about careers involving STEM subjects and the paths and skills needed for success.

Activities ranged from building race courses for marble racing, testing blood types to solve a crime, working with researchers from the Roslin Institute to slating roofs with Scottish Traditional Building.

As well as the event at the Helix park a further thirty pupils from Alloa Academy, Alva and Lornshill launched themselves enthusiastically into an innovative rocket car time trial heat at Forth Valley College’s Alloa Campus.

According to teachers one pupil said: “I learnt a lot about harbours especially how important Grangemouth is.

“The Forth Ports activity was great. We stacked containers just like they do at the harbour and tested our boats to see if they would sink or float.”