More than 300 primary school children took part in a two day engineering festival at Babcock's Rosyth facility.

The international defence company welcomed Primary six and seven pupils from five different schools to explore the world of engineering, robotics, and virtual reality.

Beth Kennedy, a Babcock project management graduate who helped to organise the event, said: "The Festival of Engineering was busy with activity as we welcomed hundreds of local school kids to join us on a voyage of discovery.

"The feedback from the pupils and teachers who attended was fantastic, and we can't wait to grow this exciting event in the years to come."

Festival goers who visited the facility, which is also home to the Arrol Gibb Innovation Campus (AGIC) a global hub for large-scale advanced manufacturing, composites, robotics, nuclear manufacturing and digital shipbuilding, made their way around five zones of engineering innovations organised by Babcock, with their Royal Navy customer and further education and industry representatives including Fife College, Thales, Scottish Power and The National Robotarium.

From chocolate welding to sustainable boatbuilding using recycled materials, there was something on offer to stimulate and excite all the young imaginations.

Sean Donaldson, Babcock's managing director at Rosyth, added: "Supporting our local community is an important aspect of our business and the Festival of Engineering is a great example of this."

The facility on the Forth was buzzing with anticipation from the get-go when the young guests heard about a competition to tour the UK's newest polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough.

Those who attended the event were tasked with drawing a picture imagining the RRS Sir David Attenborough on one of its fantastic missions.

The budding artists behind the three best drawings of the competition will then get the chance to visit the scientific ship when it stops at Rosyth for maintenance.

Sean continued: "The level of interest from the next generation of potential scientists and engineers was truly inspiring."