Wells Cathedral School Pupils Win BP's Ultimate STEM Challenge

SWells Cathedral School Pupils Win BP's Ultimate STEM Challenge
Pupils from Wells Cathedral School in Somerset, England win BP's inaugural Ultimate STEM Challenge competition.

Wells Cathedral Senior School's solution focused on how to keep hydrated in extreme environments. The team developed a portable Solar Still Solution called S3. The device uses solar energy to produce drinking water from salt or polluted water anywhere in the world. The team was named winner at a ceremony at the Science Museum in London Monday this week.

Megan Taylor, a member of the winning team, said: "It's been a really cool experience and we learnt loads along the way. I didn't realize science could be so much fun and I now hope to study it for my GCSEs and A-levels. The day trip to the Science Museum and winning GBP 500 [$750] was fantastic!  I hope our teachers are proud of us."

Four pupils from the Wells Cathedral School in Somerset, England, have won oil major BP's inaugural Ultimate STEM Challenge competition.

The competition is open to students aged between 11 and 14 across the UK and aims to test their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills by tacking real-world energy problems.

This year's challenges, of which there were three in total, were all based around the theme of using STEM to help us explore, live and work in challenging environments. Working in groups of two to four, students could choose from three challenges that involved finding ways to keep warm, stay hydrated or keep cool.

Wells Cathedral School Pupils Win BP's Ultimate STEM Challenge
Students from Wells Cathedral School in Somerset, England, win the inaugural BP Ultimate STEM Challenge competition.


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