Awards celebrate Frome Valley's brightest young science talents

October 22 2019
Awards celebrate Frome Valley's brightest young science talents

SOME of the area's brightest young talents in maths, science, technology, engineering and maths were recognised at an awards ceremony at the home of Concorde.

The South Gloucestershire Education Awards 2019 took place at Aerospace Bristol on October 11 to celebrate the outstanding educational achievements of more than 120 secondary, primary and special school pupils.

The awards focused on those who had been high achievers in key stage 2 – the end of primary school – and key stage 4, leading up to GCSE, in the STEM subjects, which the council has made a priority area.

Those receiving awards were nominated directly by heads and teachers of their schools.

The award winners came from 60 different schools across South Gloucestershire.

Winners from the Frome Valley area were: Theo Craig and Bonnie Russell from Frampton Cotterell Primary; Ethan Gibson-Stubbs and Edie Mortlock of Hambrook Primary; Joseph Clarke and Iris Parker of Iron Acton Primary; Ted Aris and Eloise Jenkins of The Manor Primary; Hudson Brewis and Emily Clemente of Watermore Primary; Dan Harper and Katherine Plenty of Winterbourne Academy.

 

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Young scientists from Iron Acton Primary were among those from the Yate area given awards

 

The winners were presented with certificates, a £25 shopping voucher and a commemorative mug in front of an audience including parents and carers at the event, sponsored by YTL, UWE and Taylor Wimpey.

Guest speakers Tim Harrison of Bristol University ChemLabS and Rob Eastaway, an author who writes popular maths books including Why Do Buses Come in Threes? and Maths for Mums and Dads.

Council cabinet member for schools Erica Williams said: “These students, their teachers and school staff have clearly worked really hard and deserve this recognition for their positive efforts.
“Well done to all of our winners, who are a testament to the fact that, whatever level of study you are in, having the right attitude and putting in hard work always pays off.”

 

Main picture: Winners from Winterbourne, Coalpit Heath and Frampton Cottterell with young scientists from Downend and Emersons Green.