14th February 2020 — Three Sixth Form students from St Augustine’s Priory, Ealing, have reached the national final of the UK Space Design Competition, a prestigious annual national science and engineering schools’ competition designed as a simulation of life in industry. Open to students from Years 10 to 13, the UKSDC aims to enable students to experience the vast potential and valuable opportunities available through future study, or even a career, in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).
The three pupils, Angela Shan, Kat Dorn and Naomi Jeffries worked to an extremely demanding brief and produced a video which showed how they would design a transport system on Mercury. The work involved the three girls working closely together and bringing their different cross-curricular skills to bring the project to fruition.
Their expertise in mathematical computations, physics and design enabled them to produce a video which has gained them a place in the national finals to be held at Imperial College on 14th and 15th March together with four other video competition winners plus the regional heat winners. All together around 200 students will descend on Imperial College to compete over a whole weekend.
Head of Mathematics, Mrs Bennet, commented: ‘We are all so delighted that Angela, Kat and Naomi have won through to the finals of the UK Space Design Competition; they have greatly benefited from participating in this project and are so looking forward to meeting the other competitors in March’.