Science success for group of budding engineers

McAuley pupils pictured with their Go4SETand Silver Crests certificates along with staff l-r Sally Naylor, Science Teacher, Dr. Anne Guest, Head of Science and Catherine Brown, Headteacher. Picture: Marie Caley D3086MC

McAuley pupils pictured with their Go4SETand Silver Crests certificates along with staff l-r Sally Naylor, Science Teacher, Dr. Anne Guest, Head of Science and Catherine Brown, Headteacher. Picture: Marie Caley D3086MC

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A GROUP of girls are engineering careers for themselves having helped their school win a top award for their science project.

McAuley Catholic High School was presented with a silver ‘crest’ award in the national ‘Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths’ (STEM) challenge after inventing and designing items that could save energy.

Judges were so impressed by the final models, which included a piece of equipment that could be installed in radiators in their lower school building in Acacia Lane, Cantley, that could control the temperature, that they awarded the prestigious achievement to the school following a special presentation at Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington.

The team of girls were entered into the competition after staff at the school’s science department wanted to engage more key stage three girls into careers in engineering.

Having enjoyed a challenge day at Sheffield Hallam University, they decided to enter pupils into the national task run in conjunction with the Go4SET charity team.

The winning group worked hard for several weeks to finish their project - even staying after school and in the Easter holidays.