A primary school teacher from Lossiemouth has reached the final of a national award for the teaching of science and engineering.
Rachel Wolford, depute head at Hythehill Primary, defeated five other nominees to book her place in the event which will be held at the House of Parliament.
Mrs Wolford said she was “thrilled and delighted” after triumphing in the North of England and Scotland stage of the National Stem – science, technology, engineering, and maths – Learning Network’s Enthuse award.
Hythehill head, Susanne Grant, who nominated Mrs Wolford was required to show her impact on pupils and colleagues, as well as the wider community.
In addition to running an after-school club, where pupils take part in different science projects, she also helps other teachers across Moray improve their teaching.
The final will see her pitted against three other regional winners, a prospect Mrs Wolford described as “very exciting”.
The awards celebrate the role of teachers in the fields of Stem across primary, secondary, and further education.