Three engineering students from Talbot Heath School formed part of a winning team in constructing a Stealth boat as part of British Science Week.
The Year 9 pupils used all their skills in designing a boat that would be hard to detect in modern underwater defence technology. Their prize is a week long residential course at HMS Sultan studying Nuclear Marine Engineering with a stay aboard HMS Bristol.
Talbot Heath students Evie Bailey, Saba Becker and Jasmine Dean joined 3 girls from All Saints School in the competition against 11 other Dorset schools that formed part of British Science Week.
It was organised by underwater defence technology company ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK (AEUK) in conjunction with the engineering charity Smallpeice Trust and took place at their UK Headquarters at the Dorset Innovation Park in Winfrith, Dorset.
Hayley Luke, STEM lead at Talbot Heath school, commented “This exciting STEM event is aimed at encouraging girls to explore STEM careers. We are delighted that Talbot Heath students were part of the winning team, they showed skillful teamwork throughout the day. This is an excellent way to engage young women in STEM, and the day was an excellent experience for our students.“
Emily Gollop, Senior Learning and Development Support Officer for AEUK added "It's a great opportunity for students to get a look into the industry to see what we actually do and what opportunities there are. There are lots of opportunities for young people looking to enter a STEM profession right here in Dorset, and we hope we have inspired them today."
AEUK STEM graduates were on hand supporting the teams and AEUK’s in-house STEM experts judging the final projects. ATLAS ELEKTRONIK’s STEM initiative is a scheme providing opportunities for young people to nurture their imagination within these fields.