STEM subjects

A team of four Year 9 students Whalley Range High School in Whalley Range, Manchester, have fought off tough competition from hundreds of schools across England, Scotland and Wales to become the national champions of Shell’s annual science competition, The Bright Ideas Challenge. The team won £5,000 to spend on state-of-the-art science and technology equipment for their school. 

The team’s innovative future energy idea took centre stage at Make the Future Live, Shell’s four-day festival of bright energy ideas, which took place last week at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

Bobby Seagull is a Maths Teacher at Chesterton Community College and Ambassador for Shell’s national STEM schools competition The Bright Ideas Challenge.

As the debate over single-sex education continues, Karen Raven, Headmistress at Chislehurst School for Girls in Bromley cites the importance she believes girls education plays in preparing young women for 21st century