Bredon pupils meet TV star after winning Ultimate STEM Challenge - The Evesham Observer

Bredon pupils meet TV star after winning Ultimate STEM Challenge

Evesham Editorial 22nd Oct, 2017 Updated: 22nd Oct, 2017   0

TALENTED Bredon Hill Academy students were left surprised when TV presenter Reggie Yates revealed they would be taking part in the Ultimate STEM Lesson.

Pupils were treated to a special one-off lesson as part of their prize for winning this year’s Ultimate STEM Challenge – a national school science competition from the BP Educational Service.

Back in March the trio competed against schools from the across the country at the final which was held at the Science Museum in London. They were crowned the winners for their solution to a real-life engineering design challenge.

The judges praised their entry for the innovative and creative way it took inspiration from the flying Draco lizard.

The winning team’s Ultimate STEM Lesson saw them whisked away to iFLY in Milton Keynes, an indoor skydiving centre, and completing a series of flight-themed activities as part of a mission to understand the science of flight.

The Bredon Hill youngsters were given the chance to have a go at flying themselves to help them look into the science of flight.

Sally Huntly, Head of Science at Bredon Hill Academy, added: “The girls worked so hard on their competition entry and have been talking about the final ever since they won.

“Today was a great way to celebrate their success – they really didn’t expect any of this, so it was a great surprise.

“The Ultimate STEM Challenge has given them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, not just by winning but in understanding the excitement of STEM and seeing where it can take them in the future.”

Reggie Yates said: “It’s always great to see young people excited by science, so it’s fantastic to be able to reward the Ultimate STEM Challenge winners with an opportunity like the Ultimate STEM Lesson today.

“Seeing these young people using their creativity and problem-solving skills to tackle a difficult science challenge is so inspiring.”


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