AYR Rotary Club were paid a visit by an inspiring science teacher last week.

Dr Peter Hughes attended the club to talk about the introduction of Science. Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

He spoke enthusiastically about taking STEM into both primary and secondary schools, via suitably trained teachers and accredited engineering ambassadors. His lively presentation focused on the importance of engineering to society and on the ability of schoolchildren to absorb complex subjects if suitable techniques were employed.

Dr Hughes was a past-president of the Robert Burns World Federation, the holder of an OBE , and a former Scottish youth football internationalist who scored a winning goal against England.