Good news Friday: Wells Cathedral Senior School win national science challenge for “creative” hydration solution

The Telegraph, 27/03/15, pupils at HMC member Wells Cathedral School win national competition for "creative" hydration solution

Pupils from Wells Cathedral Senior School in Somerset this week beat off competition to win the inaugural BP Ultimate STEM Challenge competition.

Challenged to find a solution to keeping hydrated, the team developed a portable Solar Still Solution called S3. The device uses solar energy to produce drinking water from salt or polluted water anywhere in the world.

Year 8 pupils Megan Taylor, Astrid Rose-Edwards, Freddie Lindsey-Coombs and Nicholas Richards, took part in the competition, along with another pair from the school, William Haskins and Tom Canning, who designed and tested a helmet to keep workers cool in desert environments.

The team were praised for their "determination, resilience and creativity in their thinking".

Speaking after the event at the Science Museum in London, Megan said: “It’s been a really cool experience and we’ve learnt loads along the way. I didn’t realise science could be so much fun and I now hope to study it for my GCSEs and A-levels."

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