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Ripley take the crown at annual STEM challenge

Congratulations to our Year 9 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) team who won the trophy for  best overall performance in Lancaster University's STEM Challenge Day.

More than 130 Year 9 pupils from 11 high schools took part in the University's annual event which aims to raise aspirations and inspire young people to look beyond the national curriculum. 

Researchers at the university spent many weeks designing fun and exciting challenges in their subject areas, which ranged from creating musical instruments from computers and fruit to taking part in a mathematics treasure hunt around the campus.

Professor Jim Wild, Associate dean for undergraduate teaching in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Lancaster, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to welcome the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, engineers and technology experts to Lancaster University.   The world is going to need their skills to address challenges such as climate change, food security and clean energy, and we are privileged to be able to enthuse and excite talented students from schools across the region.”