Last week sixth formers from SRWA sixth form, W6, hosted an evening at world renowned engineering firm Ricardo in Shoreham for Year 10 students.
The purpose of the event was to promote and showcase the many and varied career paths leading from studying STEM subjects. The sixth formers co-managed the event and spoke to the Year 10 students and their families about the study options and benefits of further study in STEM. There were many fantastic examples of engineering excellence on display. No cameras were allowed into the top secret inner sanctum of Ricardo’s projects in development but tours and talks were given in small groups sworn to secrecy (with tape put over mobiles phones to block photos).
The same week more STEM recognition came in the form of accolades at the Big Bang South East (a festival celebrating young people’s achievements in science and engineering). SRWA picked up two prizes for sixth former Jonty Orford’s project “Antioxidant capacity and anthocyanin levels in blueberry and cranberry juices before, during and after gut processes to look at possible effect as a urinary tract infection treatment.”
He won the ‘Edwards prize for technology’ trophy and also came runner up in the overall Big Bang South East award for science (senior). Pipped to the post by one of the many entries from Oriel.
Well done all. Great work!