Budding female scientists and inventors at Buckler’s Mead Academy win first prize

 

Girls in Science

Budding female scientists and inventors at Buckler’s Mead Academy win first prize in electrical invention competition after designing a unique ‘Scareatron’ to scare trespassers

A TEAM of budding female scientists from Buckler’s Mead Academy won an EDF Energy electrical invention competition after designing a unique ‘Scareatron’ which scares trespassers.

Six Year 7 students attended the EDF energy ‘Pretty Curious’ workshop at @Bristol and one of their teams carried off first prize for the amazing invention.

The workshop was specifically designed to encourage girls into STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – which are areas very under-represented by women.

Elle-Mae Bishop, Holly Cutts, Charlie Lane, Amber Woodbury of the team ‘Buckler’s Beamers’ won first prize, while Layla Meredith, Amber Wilkins joined up with 3 students from Huish school to form the team ‘Confident Crew’.

Their work involved working with circuits, putting together light sensors and simple coding. It also saw each group design and build an electrical object that could fit into their bedroom to make their life easier and even maybe save energy.

Science assistant Sharon Jackson said: “It was a fantastic day and all six girls did our Academy proud.”