Five Repton School were part of the winning team of the Midlands regional heat of the UK Space Design Competition and now head for the national final at Imperial College London. From the national final in London, to be held in March 2018, 12 individual pupils will be selected to represent the UK at the Kennedy Space Centre in Orlando, Florida.
The UK Space Design Competition is a science and engineering challenge competition open to all secondary and sixth form pupils (Years 10 – 13) in the UK. The set task simulates an industry challenge, enabling pupils to get a feel for working in a large industrial team.
The Midlands regional heat was held at the University of Derby. Upon arrival, the five Reptonians - Alexandra (5F), Kahina (4G), Katie (5F), Amber (5A) and Sarah (5M) - were combined with 16 pupils from another school to form a "Company". The other schools taking part also merged to form a rival company. The two companies had just over six hours to design a lunar base proposal for the year 2087, with an exceptionally demanding set of requirements. Repton pupils lead three of the four sub-teams within their company and Amber took the role of Vice-President.