25th June 2019 — Oliver Whittingham, Alex Berger and Callum Inman have each secured competitive Headstart places this summer at Belfast, Kent and Exeter universities in the fields of Forensic Science, Chemistry and Engineering respectively. Headstart offers placements to experience the reality of university life and to sample degree courses for up to week at some of the top universities in the UK.
It was fantastic to hear that Callum has also received a prestigious Gold CREST award for his independent project involving the design of an automatic watering system. CREST is a nationally recognised scheme for student-led project work in the STEM subjects and inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers.
The achievements continue as Fran Cole and Doug Robinson were each awarded a competitive place on the Gifted & Talented programme at Dundee University this summer in the field of Biology & Biomedical Science.
Head of Science, Dr Stuart Ingleston-Orme, adds "These are wonderful and noteworthy achievements. Enrichment opportunities such as Gifted and Talented programmes, CREST and Headstart enable our pupils to explore areas of science beyond the traditional confines of our syllabi, to develop their skills of independent work, critical analysis and interpretation, and also to appreciate more broadly the role of science within the wider community including within businesses and universities. We are very proud indeed of Callum, Fran, Ollie, Doug and Alex and wish them every success with these and their future endeavours.”