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Earlier this month 6 students from Yr 8 – Lynaya Schorschinski, Katie Hewett, Abby Newman, Jessie Sanigar and Abi Burrows and Laura Flook – took part in a Europe Day competition.

“ Building The Future Together” project workers challenged students in RCT to make a model of a famous European landmark out of recycled materials only.  The girls spent 5 hours making a model of the Millennium Stadium from recycled materials that they brought in themselves and were came a very respectable 2nd narrowly missing out on  the top spot.   As a prize the group will visit the newly refurbished Science block in Uni Glam where they will have the chance to try out the new facilities on offer.

The judging was incorporated in to a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) taster day at Rhondda Heritage Park where the girls had the opportunity to try different workshops put on by Dark Sky Wales.  The workshops included a talk on ‘Impacts’ and how we impact the earth and it’s atmosphere, a mobile digital Planetarium where groups were able to have a tour of the stars and the universe and how to programme a robot.

The taster day and competition was only open to female applicants as the aim was to increase awareness of these subjects and to encourage females to think about entering employment in these fields in the future.

Well done girls.