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Junior Schools Challenge Competition Winner

Published: 10 Sep 2015

The winners of an engineering challenge staged at this summer's Royal International Air Tattoo have been presented with their trophy by competition sponsor, the RAF Charitable Trust.

Pupils from Bibury CofE Primary School in Gloucestershire competed against 19 other teams on the challenge to design and build a small powered vehicle that would travel five metres in the fastest time.  

Year 6 pupils Chloe Smith and Catherine Barritt, who have since moved on to secondary schools, beat all-comers in the challenge to scoop the first prize of a trophy and £500.

On Wednesday (September 9), RAF Charitable Trust Director Amanda Butcher visited the school and presented the trophy to Bibury School's head boy Daniel McDermott and head girl Amber-Lili James-Ellett.

Amanda said: "I was particularly pleased to learn that the £500 prize money won by the school was used to stage a STEM [Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics] Day in September that will have enthused and encouraged even more youngsters to recognise the practical and fun ways in which STEM subjects can be applied."

Head Teacher Suki Pascoe said: "The competition sponsored by the Charitable Trust and organised by the educational STEMworks team was fantastic and I very much hope it will be repeated so that a new group of young people can be inspired." 

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