Five GCSE students have beaten off stiff national competition to take part in  prestigious summer schools hosted by Russell Group universities across the UK.

The national competition was targeted at high flying Year 11 students who could demonstrate high academic ability, a wide range of skills and a passion for studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). 

Successful students are invited to experience hands-on STEM projects, lectures and workshops and meet engineers, researchers and STEM professionals. An important part of the programme is to give students a taste of undergraduate life and study too.

Elizabeth Ajala and Isabelle Wright will be attending the summer camp at the University of Edinburgh and Esha Sagar, Isobel Lawrence and Cherri Chan will be joining the University of Southampton.

Ian Morrel, Headteacher said:“Well done to each of these girls for competing at the highest level to win their place at the summer camp: they deserve this opportunity and we are proud of them.  Our school is committed to STEM and we encourage all of our students to work hard and aim high”.

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