Pupils hailed for their ability to solve problems

Local schools take part in a special science, technology, engineering and maths project called STEM

Local schools take part in a special science, technology, engineering and maths project called STEM in action at Sizewell. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Problems were solved, and facts and solutions were presented, as a project between high schools and a leading Suffolk employer was hailed a success.

Winners from Pakefield High School with Niki Rousseau from Sizewell B.

Winners from Pakefield High School with Niki Rousseau from Sizewell B. - Credit: Nick Butcher

More than 100 pupils from eight schools across Waveney and Great Yarmouth were praised for their involvement in the STEM in Action at Sizewell project with EDF Energy.

This science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) project has seen youngsters aged 14 and 15 at local high schools involved in the initiative for the past few months.

A celebratory event was held at the OrbisEnergy centre in Lowestoft as certificates were handed out to the teenagers and the overall winning team was selected in the schools' STEM awards. Certificates were presented to the youngsters before one group was chosen as the overall winners – with a team of four girls from Pakefield High School collecting the trophy after they were selected as the winners by Niki Rosseau and Roger Barge, from EDF Energy.

A Pakefield High School spokesman said: 'A lot of hard work goes into making these events a success and the students benefit enormously from their participation, putting classroom based learning into real-world practice. The STEM in Action at Sizewell project has involved three of the four Lowestoft high schools and it is a fantastic opportunity for our youngsters to work in partnership with local industry.'

Bungay High School students Katie Bonner, Ellamae Hinsley, Oliver Righton, Edward Dibley and Ben Sad

Bungay High School students Katie Bonner, Ellamae Hinsley, Oliver Righton, Edward Dibley and Ben Sadler. - Credit: Nick Butcher

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