A team of Year 8 students from Slough Grammar School took part in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) project, supported by cellular network company, O2, at their HQ in Slough and were awarded the Best Overall Project prize.
Students looked at ways to make the school more environmentally friendly, and the team investigated ways of reducing the school’s electricity usage through the use of solar panels.
Working closely with mentors from O2, they took 10 weeks to complete the project, which culminated in a presentation, and a report together with an actual model of their solar panels. Their presentation skills were outstanding, beating stiff competition from students from ten other schools.
Slough Grammar School Principal Mercedes Hernandez Estrada said “Our gifted and talented extension activities provide young people with opportunities to be involved in competitions such as this one leading to improving the understanding of real life dilemmas and issues such as the environment.”