Students Put Forward Solutions For A Better World
Budding scientists put their brain cells to the test as they took part in the regional final of a prestigious STEM contest.
Only 11 teams from across the area made it as far as the local finals of Solutions For The Planet at the University of Wolverhampton – and impressively four of those teams were from Moseley Park.
All four teams – DDTB, Electri-City, Filter It and Stop Bullying – did fantastically well and were highly praised by mentors, judges and university staff.
Stop Bullying – who developed a business plan aiming to tackle national issues in regards to bullying – secured third place in the regionals and are now waiting to hear if they have made the national finals in London. Zak Beddow, Arjun Cheema, Bobby Dodd, Kieron Paul and Kurun Singh-Randhawa are all members of the Year 7 Excellence Academy and were some of the youngest to take part in the contest – making their achievement even more fantastic.
Mr O’Keeffe, who is Head of the Excellence Academy, and Miss Tarplee, Triple Science Co-Ordinator, both commented on how incredibly proud they were of each student who took part, after witnessing all their hard work and dedication in developing their business plans and their bravery and confidence to present in front of the judges at the university.
The Solutions For The Planet programme helps build students’ motivation to learn about science, technology, engineering, maths and environmental issues – and is supported by companies that lead in these fields internationally. Entrepreneurship, teamwork, business planning and public presentation skills are central to the whole process.