Pupils scoop top award

STUDENTS from a Portsmouth school will be travelling off to the Netherlands after being selected as the winners of a competition by astronaut Tim Peake.

Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 6:55 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 7:03 pm
From left, Andrei Mosora, Elliott Gilkes-Strong, astronaut Tim Peake, Dewald Roos and Ethan Wilson. Picture: Supplied

Year 10 pupils from UTC Portsmouth won the UTC Space Tech Challenge for their work into the research of the potential of Nuclear Fusion Impulse Reaction Drives.

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Dewald Roos, Elliott Gilkes-Strong, Andrei Mosora and Ethan Wilson will now be going to the European Space Research and Technology Centre as their prize.

Head of science Damien Edmundson said: '˜To our students, a massive congratulations. They have demonstrated every STEM habit we wish our students to embody throughout this project and have been rewarded.'