BRID­GEND TOWN

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Brid­gend’s WWII War­ships: The re­cently re­dis­cov­ered plaque com­mem­o­rat­ing Brid­gend’s HMS Urge, Maesteg’s HMS Mal­low and Porth­cawl’s MTB 47, pur­chased by money raised in the re­spec­tive towns dur­ing the War­ship Weeks of the Sec­ond World War, is now proudy dis­played at Brid­gend Lo­cal and Fam­ily His­tory Cen­tre, along­side the plaque for the HMS Urge.

Bryn­teg Com­pre­hen­sive News: The En­gi­neer­ing Ed­u­ca­tion Scheme of­fers pupils the op­por­tu­nity to work in con­junc­tion with a lo­cal com­pany on an STEM based project. This year some of our year 12 pupils worked with SAS In­ter­na­tional. There were two teams: the ‘En­ergy Re­cov­ery’ and the ‘Pati­na­tion’ team. They worked for many hours on top of their stud­ies to pro­duce in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions to the prob­lems set.

Hav­ing writ­ten ex­ten­sive project re­ports, the teams then trav­elled to Parc Y Scar­lets, Llanelli on April 19 to present the projects to the com­pe­ti­tion judges along­side 75 other school and col­lege groups. This was a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for the pupils to ex­plain their ideas and so­lu­tions to oth­ers and to see what other projects all the other schools have been work­ing on, as well as put­ting them­selves for­ward for some of the 12 awards on of­fer.

Both teams im­pressed the judges with their projects, with the En­ergy Re­cov­ery team be­ing nom­i­nated for two awards, ‘The Best Ap­pli­ca­tion of En­gi­neer­ing and Tech­nol­ogy’ and the ‘Most In­no­va­tive So­lu­tion to the Prob­lem’.

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