Pupils make a Big Bang with project
● A GROUP of students from Widnes have made it to the UK final of a science and engineering competition.
The students who are from Wade Deacon High School, were selected after their ‘exciting project’ caught the eye of judges of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists And Engineers Competition.
The team of 13 year eight pupils, made up of Jamie McQuillan, Annabelle McGrath, Lily Brown, Kate Nickels, Abigail Denton, Dawn Woodward, Macie McNally, Emma Holgate, Sam Barrow, Lucy Gregory, Emma Gray, Ellie Hatton Daly and Georgia Greenwood were announced as one of the winners of the regional heats at The Big Bang North West, with their project ‘Meraki Aquaponics’.
As part of the Farm Urban engagement at a Big Bang @ Event the team encountered a self build aquaponics system. They then developed the system further and produces a presentation and accompanying products.
Mark Titterington, chief executive of EngineeringUK said: “The team from Wade Deacon High School really impressed the judges with their project and we’re excited to see how they do at the UK finals. It is a huge achievement to progress to this stage of The Competition, Jamie, Annabelle, Lily, Kate, Abigail, Dawn, Macie, Emma, Sam, Lucy, Emma, Ellie and Georgia should be incredibly proud to take up their place and compete at The Big Bang Fair in March.
The Big Bang Fair will be going into its 11th year in 2019 and 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 2019. Here, they will compete for top prizes including the coveted title of UK Young Engineer and GSK UK Young Scientist Of The Year.
Wade Deacon High School, Widnes