Students electric in university contest
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.”