Girls impress judges with technology skills

(l-r) Ruby Newport Spires, (judge) Regina Frei, Imogen Cox, Isabel Richardson, (judge) Edward Findon and Susannah Boydell building their monorail. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (132699-914)
(l-r) Ruby Newport Spires, (judge) Regina Frei, Imogen Cox, Isabel Richardson, (judge) Edward Findon and Susannah Boydell building their monorail. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (132699-914)

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TEAMS of girls from across Portsmouth and beyond have been testing their technology skills.

A competition was held at Portsmouth High School made up of teams of girls from six schools.

They included St Swithun’s Catholic Primary, Wimborne Juniors, Portsmouth High School Juniors, St James’ CofE Primary, Mengham Juniors and North Mundham Primary.

The challenge was to design, build and test a proposed monorail link from Gunwharf to Gosport.

The girls had to name their transport company and design the logo before designing and building the train to show the judges.

Andrea Bastin, from BAE Systems was one of the judges.

He said: ‘It is wonderful to see the girls from all over the region working so industriously together.

‘Seeing all their different ideas and completed design work is really refreshing. This is my fourth year of judging and I love coming back again and again.’

Headteacher of Portsmouth High School, Jane Prescott, said: ‘The more girls that we can get interested in engineering the better. This is a great challenge and carried out in a really fun environment.

‘The teams are all buzzing with excitement and we hope that they take that feeling away with them and continue with an interest in engineering right through school and beyond.’

The winning team was from North Mundham Primary School in Chichester.