Inspirational pupils beat students from across county

Solar challenge - Amy Morrall, Amy Hugill, Rosemary Macklam, Rosie Bradley.
Solar challenge - Amy Morrall, Amy Hugill, Rosemary Macklam, Rosie Bradley.
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A GROUP of students at Sherburn High School won awards for their work when they attended this year’s Inspirations STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) event at the Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington near York.

AS-level textile students who exhibited their work included Amy Hugill, Rosemary Macklam, Rosie Bradley, Amy Morrall and Bethanie Lane. 

Solar Challenge - Kayleigh Ward, Holly Mitchell (Year 7 girls)

Solar Challenge - Kayleigh Ward, Holly Mitchell (Year 7 girls)

The competition was fierce and was made up of students from schools throughout Yorkshire. 

Students were required to talk to judges and sponsors about their AS-textiles work. 

Dawn Naylor, design technology teacher at Sherburn High School, said: “The girls were enthusiastic, confident and knowledgeable, which resulted in some securing interest from business and in Amy Hugill winning the overall first place for Key Stage 5 Textiles. “

Amy is now eligible to enter a national competition called the Big Bang, which takes place later in the year.

Miss Naylor said: “We all wish Amy the best of luck.

“Congratulations also go to Holly Mitchell and Kayleigh Ward in Year 7 who won the solar boat challenge under the expert tutelage of Chris Cisek, design technology teacher, with a record-smashing time beating teams from schools all across North Yorkshire.

“They had to design a solar powered boat and then race it.”

Holly said: “It was a good day out, there were lots of other schools competing so it was great to come first.”

Head of design technology at Sherburn High, John Bagshaw, said: “It was brilliant to see the girls win, they put an enormous amount of effort in and were up against older students.

“They even worked on projects in their own time. I am very proud of their achievements.”