On January 23rd 2018 CQScotland.com delivered an introduction to basic electronics to children from two schools in Hamilton on behalf of South Lanarkshire Council.

Despite very wet weather, 28 children, 20 adults and 6 support staff attended this event at Whitehill Community Centre, Hamilton, Scotland. Further pictures of the event can be found here.

CQ SCOTLAND works in association with Mid Lanark Amateur Radio Society and is supported by the Radio Society of Great Britainmicro:bit Educational Foundationand Antex Electronics Ltd

CQ SCOTLAND is dedicated to introducing electronics and amateur radio to the next generation and do this by coordinating group electronic construction events in a safe public venue such as a school, community hall, or youth facility.

CQ Scotland’s VOLUNTEERS are electronics enthusiasts, shedder’s, maker’s and licensed radio amateurs, all keen to share their years of experience and skills with the young. Along the way they help build better communities.

The AIM of CQ Scotland is to inspire young people to gain their foundation amateur radio license or spark an interest in electronics, that could also lead to a worthwhile career. Today, they will start learning about the exciting ever changing world of electronics that surrounds us all.

CQ Scotland events take place in a safe and secure public environment, with worktables equipped with electronic construction tools, test equipment, and a choice of easy to build electronic kits. The young person is then guided by our volunteers to successfully construct their chosen project. This usually takes around 1.5 hours. All volunteers work in pairs. Parents and carers are definitely encouraged to share in the fun, and seating is provided so they can! If you are new to Scotland you will be made very welcome!  After an event, parents will be given information about the Foundation Amateur Radio License and electronics as a hobby. All communication is to a parent or guardian only.

CQ Scotland would be pleased to organise an event for your community group or school at your venue. The item to be built could support school lesson plans, or qualify the builder to obtain a scout badge or similar award. CQ Scotland are happy to work with you to deliver a worthwhile outcome for all. Group sizes may vary from 10 to 20 constructors.

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