Student wins STEM competition

18th July 2016
Student wins STEM competition

Thirteen year old Beatrice Kenworthy from Barnwood Park Arts College has set her sights on becoming a robotic designer.

Beatrice has made her career decision after attending an Energise Your Future young people's STEM event, organised by Business West and South Gloucestershire and Stroud College at the Berkeley Science and Technology Park in May.

And she has won a competition - £50 for her school's science department - with the winning entry in a competition among the 700 students who attended the event.

In her winning entry, Beatrice wrote:

"Personally, the trip was really exciting. Some students from our school got to experience and investigate what engineering jobs we could apply for in our futures.

"When I was little I wanted to be an artist and I still want to pursue that dream. I have a vague plan of my life - this trip changed that plan. I now want to become a robotic designer."

Ian Mean, Business West's director for Gloucestershire, said:

"Beatrice is a great example of girls who see themselves making a career in the world of engineering. The study of STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - is vital to achieve their goal."

Head of Barnwood Park, Sarah Tufnell, said:

"At Barnwood Park, we are passionate about encouraging girls to study STEM subjects post 16, and to consider working in STEM based careers.

"We are always very proud of the achievement of our students and Beatrice is a prime example of this. The money that the department has received as a result of Beatrice's win will be invested in the activities we run to inspire students to work in STEM based roles."

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