Congratulations go to Lucy Paget in Upper 3 who won the 'Best Female' Award in the Young Innovator of the Year Competition this week. Entrants were challenged to submit a design to answer the question “What problems could robots solve?” and Lucy responded with her robot design to help with agriculture by measuring important factors such as hydration and temperature. The national event is organised by Harper Adams University in Shropshire, and the age range was from 11 to 19 which makes Lucy's achievement at 12 years old quite phenomenal.
Lucy was placed amongst the finalists for three categories: Best Female; Judges Special Award and Overall Young Innovator Award and was awarded her certificate by Sarah Cruddas. Sarah is an astrophysicist and news science correspondent working with Tim Peaks, she has also been working interviewing Buzz Aldrin.
The school is proud of its dynamic education that allows the pupils to develop their creativity and imagination: earlier this year the STEM teams won the local Soroptomist Engineering challenge, designing a boat made out of plastic bottles that would act as a life raft during floods in Bangladesh. The team are currently constructing a life-sized model of the boat and plan to launch Mrs Luke, their teacher, across the school swimming pool before the end of term.
It is clear many TH girls are making a splash in the world of engineering!