Success at STEM National Challenge

Two talented pupils have claimed top spot in a national STEM competition, held at Manchester University recently. 

Freya Walsh (4FOX) and Mansi Gupta (4FOX) joined two pupils from Merchant Taylor School to win the North West Science and Technology Final, organised by MCS Projects Ltd. 

Last summer a group of our current fourth year students attended the regional stage of the competition, at which Freya and Mansi were paired with two students from Upton School. Their group went on to win the event. Unfortunately, the team members from Upton School were unable to attend the national final and the girls were asked to pair up with Merchant Taylor for what proved to be a very successful day!

The task was to write a computer program for a robot to navigate a maze, followed by a presentation to all the regional finalists in the room, explaining what they had learned during the process.

Their robot was selected as the most successful and the delivery of their presentation was hugely impressive, with both pupils highlighting the importance of using failure as a way to develop and improve.

MCS Projects Ltd aims to raise the aspirations of young people by involving them in involving them in events which enrich their knowledge of science, technology and languages.

Headmaster Mr Hartley said: “We were very proud to receive the news that Freya and Mansi were crowned as winners of the STEM final. A commendable achievement and a real testament to the amount of work they put into the event.”