February 28, 2011
Highbridge pupils scoop 'best team' award at technology event
team working paid off for this group of students from Highbridge's
King Alfred School after they won a top award at a regional technology
Year 9 pupils Matt Bolitho, Ismail Abdelrahim, Becky Jones, Alice
Dymond and Hannah Dowell won the 'Best Team' award at the South
West Regional Go4 SET Celebration Day held in Keynsham.
event was run by Go For Science Engineering and Technology (Go4
SET), a national organisation set up by the Government and Engineering
pupils worked for ten weeks on a project involving researching,
designing and modelling an eco-friendly classroom, then writing
a report on their activities. The school team was mentored and
supported throughout by Mr Ray Stewart, MD of Manuflex, based
in Highbridge," school teacher Simon Aylward told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"The final part of the assessment was to give a presentation
of their work to a
panel of judges from industry and education. The judges praised
the students for
their teamwork, organisation, dilligence and mature approach to
the work and
presentation. The judges also noted the confidence of the students
as they answered questions on their project and their ability
to support each other."
"The success was well deserved and congratulations go to
Hannah, Alice, Becky, Ismail and Matt."