Stu­dents elec­tric in univer­sity con­test

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

He­len Grif­fiths and Sarah Roger-Lund achieved suc­cess in a Cam­bridge Univer­sity com­pe­ti­tion TWO tal­ented stu­dents have achieved suc­cess in Cam­bridge Univer­sity com­pe­ti­tions.

Sarah Roger-Lund, from Amer­sham, and He­len Grif­fiths, from Chal­font St Giles, who are Year 12 stu­dents at The Royal Ma­sonic School for Girls, in Rick­mansworth, were awarded first and third prize in two pres­ti­gious com­pe­ti­tions.

Sarah won first prize in an en­gi­neer­ing es­say com­pe­ti­tion and He­len won third prize in a law es­say com­pe­ti­tion.

The en­gi­neer­ing prize aims to recog­nise the achieve­ments of stu­dents, as well as en­cour­ag­ing more girls to study en­gi­neer­ing at univer­sity.

Sarah, who chose to write her es­say on hy­dro­elec­tric­ity, said: “Last year, I car­ried out work ex­pe­ri­ence with a com­pany that gen­er­ates elec­tric­ity through hy­dropower in the UK, and I learned the physics and en­gi­neer­ing prin­ci­ples used to build hy­dros.”

He­len, who wrote an es­say about the right to die and whether eu­thana­sia should be le­galised, said: “I was inspired by my mother, a suc­cess­ful so­lic­i­tor, who got me in­ter­ested in the ju­di­ciary sys­tem.”

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