Three students from Bredon Hill Academy in Evesham, Worcestershire, won the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge, beating eleven other teams in the final at the Science Museum in London on Monday 13 March. The team’s winning entry focused on developing an efficient design for the Future Flight challenge, where they had to come up with an efficient design that generates the most lift for a remote-controlled survey aircraft. The three girls – Amelie, Cathryn and Hattie – were praised by the judges for the way they took inspiration from flying animals to find solutions to an engineering design challenge.
STEM Ambassador, John Pooley from Droitwich, supported the girls’ project by visiting the school STEM Club regularly to offer advice as their project developed. Yvonne Baker, chief executive of STEM Learning, and one of the competition judges said: “It’s wonderful to see STEM Learning’s ambassadors supporting such an ambitious and innovative cohort of young STEM students.”
Find out more about the STEM Ambassador programme.