Four of The Royal High School‘s pioneering Year 12 IB Physics students decided that in addition to their academic studies, they would enter the Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition!

The National Engineering Competition invites girls to solve the major challenges of the 21st century and to show how engineering makes a difference to people and the planet. Entrants were required to design originals solutions from scratch or research current engineering work then review, evaluate and present.

Genevieve, Honor, Charli and Clara from the Royal High School decided to investigate how to reduce the amount of black plastic in landfill.

Judged upon following the process, enthusiasm for tackling their challenge, innovative and creative thinking and a high-quality final product, the Royal High School girls were impressively awarded 2nd prize in the 17-18 year old age category amongst over 300 entries.

Kate Williams, Head of Physics at the Royal High School said ‘we are incredibly proud of the girls who will now showcase their project at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair in Birmingham on 16th March. The girls also receive complimentary membership of the Women’s Engineering Society and exclusive visits to international giants PepsiCo and Rolls Royce, in July!’

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK.  It is an award-winning combination of exciting theatre shows, interactive workshops and careers information from STEM professionals. The Fair gives young people the chance to hear from inspiring engineers and scientists from some of the UK’s biggest companies and to find out about the opportunities available in STEM.

The Royal High School is part of the UK-wide GDST network of 25 schools which sees girls benefit from opportunities such as the recent joint schools trip to the NASA Cape Kennedy Space and also is the only school in Bath to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) alongside A Levels.

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