Congratulations to Anya, Olivia, Ana, Isabel, Grace and Kayleigh from Year 9 on winning ‘Best Overall’ for the Go4Set project set by the Engineering Development Trust which culminated in a final competition today at the Sizewell B Visitor Centre.
The aim of the project is to inspire females to study STEM subjects and increase the connection between their studies and the potential career opportunities they can lead to.
The girls placed first ahead of Sir John Leman High School and Bungay High School after presenting the engineering project they’ve worked on in their own time, at home and during most lunch breaks since it began ten weeks ago. Their presentation on ways to make the school more energy efficient was professional, well thought out and showed a high level of maturity and intelligence for students still only at Key Stage 3 of their education. They impressed the judges by demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of the science behind the way nuclear power works with individual dialogues. They showed their ideas by producing an engineering prototype, a fantastically detailed and well designed booklet as well as an eye catching, informative display containing lots of great visuals.
A special mention to Rachel Wills who mentored the girls throughout the project by coming in regularly and guiding them through the process and to Mrs Wills (AVA STEM Faculty Leader), who has spent almost all her lunch breaks for ten weeks overseeing the project. An additional thank you to EDF for hosting the event at Sizewell and providing the entrants with goodies for them to take home.
Well done girls for being such inspirational ambassadors for Alde Valley Academy and bringing home our first STEM trophy for the cabinet, what an achievement!