A team of students from Chilton Trinity School has achieved second place in a national science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competition.

The team travelled to Aberdeen for the finals after coming out on top in the South West regional heats. Before starting the competition, they enjoyed a tour of Fugro, a world leader in subsea design and geodata collection.

The competition involved designing, building, and programming a robot capable of removing submerged plastic from our oceans. Teams also had to create advertising, work within a budget, and give a sales pitch for their design.

Chilton Trinity’s team was impressive and demonstrated high levels of teamwork, resilience, and determination. They fulfilled all the success criteria and overcame tough competition to be awarded second place overall and the top-placed school in England.

Congratulations to Jade (project lead), Natalia (publicity executive), Will and Luka (mechanical engineers), Roman (lead programmer) and Natalia (advertising manager).