Their project has also earned them the East Regional Sustainability Prize and was shortlisted for the Talent 2030 Engineering Competition where they were awarded the ‘on the day’ award. Judges were also impressed not only with the project in question but with their work with eco-hygiene company Grace and Green and their campaign to spread awareness of plastics hidden in sanitary products.
Year 7 Felsted students Ayla, Ava, Amelie, Phoebe and Jasmine have also been successful, having won the STEM Communication Prize for their work entitled ‘Equality in the Realm of The Munchkins’. The girls had written and printed children's storybooks in order to challenge established workplace stereotypes and stress the importance of tolerance and acceptance within this environment. Again, judges were impressed with the students and strongly recommended that they apply for the national finals.
Christina Bury, the Director of Learning at Felsted Prep School made the following remarks: “Many of our students are inspired to take up careers in STEM and these projects are fundamental in recognising that they can challenge perceptions and make a difference to the world they live in.”