Skip to content ↓

Young Engineers STEM Contest - Derby University

A great result for JPS at ‘The Young Engineers & Scientists of Derbyshire’ inter school STEM contest

The 'Young Engineers & Scientists of Derbyshire' annually hold their interschool STEM contest where a limited number of students from local schools come to compete in a themed challenge, this included six of our own KS3 students, all of whom were to represent John Port at the contest held at Derby University.

STEM  Day Image

From Year 8 we had Katie Phelan, Rowan Bates & Jacob Sadler and from Year 9 we had Ashryn Rigby, Sabina Kacinova and Harry Day.

This contest involved the students coming together as a team without teacher guidance to compete in a Design & Make challenge, the theme this year was 'you're fired'. Students had to design and build a projectile launcher that could be used to get emergency supplies to an offshore ship…. Easy right??

It brings me great delight to report that our teams were a great representation for our school, they conducted themselves exceptionally and this was noted and commented on to me from the judges (a team from local industries and STEM networks).

STEM  Day Image

I am also delighted to report that:

Our Year 8 team won 2nd place in the Design category winning certificates, personal vouchers, goodie bags and a small sum of cash for school.

And a special mention to Harry Day from Year 9 who did us exceptionally proud, Harry was the recipient of a special award for Engineering Excellence following nominations and interviews with the judges.

All of the students involved did fantastic and it was a great day to be had by all … bring on next year!

Mr D Barry

School STEM Co-ordinator