Winners at the Bright Spark Awards!!

Huge Congratulations to our students for first place at the KM Bright Sparks awards!

Please read below for a brief outline of the awards.

"Students from across the county were invited to submit collaborative science projects using cross-curricular skills in maths, IT, science and engineering to investigate, innovate and invent.

The top ten initiatives were selected to compete at a Dragon's Den-inspired final at Discovery Park, Sandwich in a bid to win trophies and a £500 cash prize.

Students were quizzed by a panel of eight dragons including Bal Sandher of Hectic Lifestyles; Robert Crook of Pfizer; Dr Richard Guest and Dr John Dickinson of the University of Kent; Jane Abbott of Benenden Hospital; Karen Arnold of Golding Homes; Paul Gannaway of Betteridge and Milsom; and Kimberley Anderson of Discovery Park.

A number of schools were awarded experience prizes donated by the dragons which included site visits to medical establishes including Pfizer, as well as being on-site for a Golding Homes demolition session.

All teams were granted certificates for their involvement in the final, whilst Tonbridge Grammar School were crowned champions and awarded the top prize for their Falcon Project which wowed the dragons and spectators alike.

The project features a developmental flight simulator which is designed to truly immerse the occupant by situating them in a functional cockpit, complete with original programmed software.

Bright Sparks Ambassador Jane Priston of the Amy Johnson Project - an ode to the famous female pilot and an operation to inspire young women into aviation and engineering - has agreed to help support and further the Falcon Project."

Jane Priston:

"Your project was outstanding and for me it was an added bonus that it was aviation/engineering and I look forward to talking more in the future about working together and supporting the school."

The Falcon Iniative have also been invited to attend the unveiling of Herne Bay's bronze statue of Amy Johnson in September.  They will have the opportunity to meet Amy’s family,  Tracey Curtis-Taylor http://www.birdinabiplane.comand Lauren Richardson http://lauren-richardson.com .  There will be members of the Women’s Engineering Society, British Women’s Pilot’s Association and Easyjet along with HRH Prince Michael of Kent.