STUDENTS FROM ST DAVID’S CATHOLIC COLLEGE REACH UK-WIDE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FINAL
A group of students from St David’s Catholic College have been selected to compete at the UK finals of a science and engineering competition after their exciting project caught the eye of judges. The five-strong team of 17-19 year-old pupils from the school will now take their place in next year’s The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition.
The team has been announced as one of the winners of the regional heats at The Big Bang Fair South Wales, with the project from the group entitled ‘Waste Screening System’. As part of the project, the team worked to improve the separation of in-coming commercial residual waste and increase resource efficiency by developing a system capable of distinguishing size variance in the local area.
Beth Elgood, Director of Communications, EngineeringUK said, “The team from St David’s Catholic College really impressed the judges with their project and we’re excited to see how they do at the finals at The Fair. Going into its tenth year in 2018, The Big Bang Fair continues to be a great source of STEM inspiration for young people, representing an amazing opportunity for young visitors, their teachers and parents to get hands-on with a wide range of activities, workshops and shows, and engage in meaningful career conversations with professionals, all designed to bring classroom learning to life and inspire the next generation.”
The students will be invited to attend the competition finals, which are taking place at The Big Bang Fair at Birmingham’s NEC in March 2018. Here, they will vie for top prizes including the coveted title of UK Young Engineer and GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year.