July 10 2017
A team from Tonbridge Grammar School won the Thales Prize for Coding for a project in which they built a flight simulator. The project also earned them the Irwin Mitchell Innovation Award. About 100 students were originally involved in the project, but this was gradually reduced to 10 students with a genuine interest in STEM and they engineered their own software and built a moving platform. The judges described it as a “very ambitious project” by a “very confident team.”
Shimin Hugh, Erin Bassett, Deborah Lowden, Jodie Ferris and Hannah Parsler, from Highworth Grammar School for Girls, won the Pyroban Award for Design Technology for their project “Billboard Beauty,” in which they set out to design and produce a lip product in a container. The judges believed they offered a novel product for which there was demand.
The sixth annual Big Bang Fair South East and the regional Young Scientists and Young Engineers Competition were organised by STEM Sussex, the outreach support department of the University of Brighton. The 2018 event will take place at the South of England Showground on 27th June.