Sixth form physicists come third in national competition

After many hours of hard work, we were delighted to hear that our year 12 physics students have been awarded third place in the Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition for Girls.

The competition was open to girls aged 11-18 and entrants had to identify some of the challenges of the 21st Century, choosing one to focus on and decide what to do about the challenge(s) chosen. Our year 12 students chose to design a sustainable refugee housing unit. The team had to review what they discovered during their research and evaluate what has been done already, and as part of this they produced a website showcasing their research and final design.

This showed real innovation and creative thinking as well as enthusiasm for STEM. The group has entered their project for a GOLD CREST award run by the British Science Association, which is equivalent to an EPQ. On Saturday 16 March they displayed all of their research, findings and designs at the Big Bang Fair at Birmingham’s NEC. Well done girls!