HIGH-ACHIEVING students at Brockenhurst College took centre stage at an awards ceremony for their work in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The event was hosted by assistant principal Steve Jenkin in the college’s main hall where 14 gold awards and 13 silver were presented to students across the STEM subjects. Each winner received a trophy, certificate, citation from their nominating teacher and a cheque from the sponsors. Gold award winners walked away with £100, with silver winners taking home £50.
Mr Jenkin said afterwards: “Tonight was a special night for these incredibly able young people who all have the talents to someday make their mark and help improve the way we live.” The ceremony was sponsored by Hythe-based GEO Specialty Chemicals and Lymington-based software innovators Bridgeworks.
Bridgeworks CEO David Trossell said the company was “proud”
to support the awards and “to recognise student talent in these fields”.
Katherine Bennett, from GEO Specialty Chemicals, added: “As a company we recognise the importance of STEM, it being the backbone of our business, and it is fantastic to see the success of so many in this field.
“Having worked in the chemical industry for over 20 years it is encouraging to know that, whatever the future holds, there are such great candidates ready to take on the challenges of sustainability and low carbon manufacturing.”
The event opened with keynote speaker Dr Roya Haratian, senior lecturer in electronic science and engineering at Bournemouth University.
The winners were:
- Engineering Level 3 (Gold): Tom Mansbridge
- Engineering Level 3 (Silver): Khuong Nguyen
- Electronics A-level (Gold): Benoit Harwood
- Electronics A-level (Silver): William Hannah
- Product Design A-level (Gold): Ellie Thomas
- Product Design A-level( Silver): Lloyd Richardson
- IT Level 3 (Gold): Connor McCarthy
- IT Level 3 (Silver): Katie Clark
- Computer Science A-level (Gold): Harvey Roberts
- Computer Science A-level (Silver): Oliver Soeser
- IT Level 3 A-level Equivalent (Gold): Justin Edgar-Bee
- Biology A-level (Gold): Archie Leppard
- Biology A-level (Silver): Eloise Curzon
- Chemistry A-level (Gold): Eloise Curzon
- Chemistry A-level (Silver): Ibraheem Ghafoor
- Physics A-level (Gold): Steven Nicol
- Physics A-level (Silver): Harvey Roberts
- Environmental Science A-level (Gold): Kiera McClary
- Environmental Science A-level (Silver): Poppy Starkey
- Geology A-level (Gold): Isaac Kearney
- Geology Science A-level (Silver): Kiera McClary
- Applied Science Level 3 (Gold): Roxanne Opoku
- Applied Science Level 3 (Silver): Samuel-Jake Stapley
- Maths A-level (Gold): Oliver Soeser
- Maths A-level (Silver): Jessica Lansdowne
- Further Maths A-level (Gold): Olivia Stubbs
- Further Maths A-level (Silver): Chloe Pocock