After the success of 2013, we repeated our Celebrating Science challenge, to encourage girls to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.13 teams from 7 different schools took part in our competition, coming up with ideas to help the poorest people in the world. Each team had to design, build and cost a product which would do this. It had to be sustainable, fit for purpose as well as cost effective.
The winners for 2014 are-
- Avonbourne School Team for their exciting ergonomic all terrain water carrier. This aims to help women and children who have to fetch and carry water for long distances in many developing countries.
- Highcliffe School Team, Christchurch – for their “SOLAHEDRON“ promoting a portable, collapsible solar cooker to enable the heating of foodstuffs and water to be done anywhere.
Teams from Arnewood Academy, New Milton, with their project “RIVER SPLITTING” and The Bourne Academy, Bournemouth with “H2EASY” were runners up.
The prizes were £250 for each winning team and £250 for their respective schools presented by the Mayoress of Bournemouth, Mrs Elaine Cooper.
Bournemouth University kindly hosted the eventon 18th March and we would like to thank Ian Jones and Naomi Capell together with the STEM assistants for their help
The judges for the competition were:
- Tessa Bevan-Jones, General Practitioner, Westbourne Medical Centre & Member of Soroptimist International of Bournemouth
- David Harrison, Regulations Co-ordinator, Sembcorp Bournemouth Water
- Claire Bradley, Public Relations Co-ordinator, Sembcorp Bournemouth Water
- Jane Portman, Executive Director – Adults & Children and Deputy Chief Executive, Bournemouth Borough Council
- Judy Waite, Transportation connect Financial & controls leader (PD),Procter & Gamble
- Dan Storey, Landscape Gardener and Environmental Scientist
We would like to thank them all for their time and expertise.
Procter & Gamble provided each competitor with each an Easter egg (for the second year running) and Sembcorp gave a water bottle.
Some photos of the evening showing judging, the Easter Eggs, and the Mayoress of Bournemouth, Mrs Eileen Cooper with competitors.
We plan to run the competition again in 2015