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SCD students win national STEM competition

Four St Clement Danes students have won the Farm Tech Challenge, a national competition sponsored by Syngenta and other business partners. 

The challenge is aimed at students aged 11-19 years. It involves devising an innovation using digital technology that can help farmers across the world produce more food, while protecting the environment and ensuring the safety of people on the farms. This is a great opportunity for students to gain experience in creating real-life innovations, whilst learning the skills and knowledge that are relevant to a range of STEM-related careers.

KS3 students Asher, Zak, Jonathon and Ben worked on a project to empower smallholders. The students devised and created an app and website forming a marketplace that allowed smallholders to sell to customers. Today, led by our STEM coordinator, Mrs Quinton, they attended the final of the competition at Syngenta’s International Research Centre in Jealott's Hill, Berkshire, where they presented their ideas to a panel of judges. 

On winning, the students were awarded a £500 Amazon voucher for the school to spend on STEM related projects. Each boy was also awarded a Raspberry Pi computer and a box of accessories, including a power bank and related items.

Congratulations to our students on their success: a truly outstanding achievement!