Students light up contest
A group of Durham students has fought off tough competition from hundreds of schools across the country.
A team of three Year 8 students from Durham High School for Girls won the North East of England prize in The Bright Ideas Challenge.
The winning team created a solar-powered streetlight to ensure streetlights aren’t reliant on the national grid and would generate enough energy to power themselves at night.
Isabella Entwistle, Grace Hildreth and Ava Local have won £1,500 to boost the STEM teaching at their school.
The team will travel to Imperial College London, where they will build a prototype of their idea and compete against 12 others teams.