Waterlooville students scoop three major science awards

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STUDENTS scooped three prestigious awards at a regional science fair.

The team from Oaklands Catholic School and Sixth Form College in Waterlooville impressed the judges at the Big Bang South East fair with their project Method of Measuring Distance on a Mars Rover.”

They won the Ricardo Prize for Innovation and Technology, the West Sussex County Council Award for Entrepreneurialism and the Senior Engineering/Technology category of the regional National Science and Engineering Competition (NSEC).

They will now represent the South East at the NSEC finals.

The team of Olly Harris, Charlie Hogg, Vinh LeNgoc and Jessica Park were presented with their awards by Professor Andrew Lloyd, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science at the University of Brighton, and Mark Collins, senior vice-president of event sponsors CGG.

This year’s event was attended by more than 4,000 nine to 19-year-olds.

The event was organised by STEM Sussex, the outreach support department of the University of Brighton, in partnership with Crawley Borough Council and Central Sussex College.