Students light up contest

A group of Durham students has fought off tough competition from hundreds of schools across the country.

Friday, 14th June 2019, 15:40 pm
Updated Friday, 14th June 2019, 20:04 pm
Isabella Entwistle, Grace Hildreth and Ava Local

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.

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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.