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girls make the finals of International STEM Challenge

Bryanston’s D pupils enjoyed team success in the Soroptimists International STEM Challenge for Year 8 & 9 girls at Bournemouth University earlier this week.

Their brief was to use Science, Tech, Engineering and Maths to help them create a solution to a problem faced by people in the poorest parts of the world. Nicole L, Anouk H-E, Jacqueline M and Elena B formed a team called “The Eco Foodies” and presented their project to five different judges during the heats and did superbly well. They were one of two year 9 teams to be selected to go forward to next week’s final.

We also took along a group of five year 8 pupils from Knighton House, who were invited to take part in the challenge, having visited Bryanston on a weekly basis to work on a project. Initially our pupils worked with those from Knighton House and discussed a range of ideas, however as the project was judged by year group, they had to form their own team. Knighton House continued to visit and discuss their ideas and research, as well as carry out some experiments in physics. Eventually, with the help of the amazing DT technicians they produced a prototype which they presented at the Challenge in the final. The Knighton team “Pot-ential” were selected as one of two Year 8 teams to go forward to the finals next week too.

We are incredibly proud of the girls who took part and look forward to seeing how they get on at the finals.