We are delighted to celebrate the success of Seb R (9P) and Jacob I-O (9S) who won The Network Rail Innovation in Transport Award.

This national competition rewards a collaborative approach using innovative thinking, within the fields of transportation.  The theme of this year's awards was ‘Putting Passengers First’, focusing on creating and developing ideas to improve passengers’ experiences during any part of their rail travel.

As part of the competition Seb and Jacob were interviewed by executives from The Energy Institute, the RAF and Network Rail where they explained how they could potentially power the equivalent of 20 houses a day if Network Rail were to install their tiles at Manchester Met station where there are over 30 million passengers a year passing through the station.

In addition to being awarded first place in this competition, they were crowned one of the three national runners up in the Junior Engineering category as part of the Big Bang Competition. Tipped as the UK's top science and engineering competition, the initiative was set up to inspire inquisitive minds to think big, challenge facts, ask questions and invent solutions.

Both pupils also reached the final of the Shell Bright Ideas Awards and are awaiting the results. 

Headmaster, Mark Semmence, congratulated the pupils saying: "Jacob and Seb have shown remarkable aptitude for STEM. All three of these competitions required very different solutions to global issues and they were able to apply their knowledge in specific ways to adapt to the individual briefs. This level of intellectual curiosity, self-motivation and environmental awareness is what we encourage in all of our pupils and Jacob and Seb deserve the very highest praise for demonstrating these qualities in abundance."