Students have big designs for success - The Evesham Observer

Students have big designs for success

Evesham Editorial 7th May, 2019   0

STUDENTS from Bredon Hill Academy in Evesham have reached a national competition final with their innovative design solution for an everyday problem.

Sophie Garrett, Esme Lendon, Jemima Shaw and Lorna Simpson have will make the journey to the capital to showcase their innovative solution for asthma sufferers at the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge 2019 final on May 13.

This year’s challenge asked students aged between 11 to 14 years old to put those key subject skills to the test by submitting an innovative design solution for an everyday problem.

The team impressed the judges during the semi-finals with their wearable device that includes a watch, pedometer, heart rate monitor and inhaler which allows asthma sufferers to never be without their medication to relieve an asthma attack.

STEM education integrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics and helps students gain a better understanding of how important these subjects are for industry and for their futures.

The winning team will receive a prize of £1,000 for their school as well as a range of Science Museum goodies.

Two highly commended awards will also be given to shortlisted teams and an award to the ‘Best Stand’ at the Science Fair.

All the finalist teams will receive a prize bag of Science Museum goodies and a bronze CREST award.

Keith Bailey, head of science at Bredon Hill Academy, said: “Congratulations to Sophie, Esme, Jemima and Lorna who have worked exceptionally hard. Their persistence in the face of stiff competition has been recognised by many staff and pupils and we are all extremely proud of them.”

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