On 1st April 2019, The Kingsway School, Go4SET, John Crane, The Kolweny Kingsway and Rotary International celebrated the recent success of six of the Kingsway School's Industrial Cadets in winning a special award at this year's National Final's of The Big Bang Fair. The students who spent three days at the Birmingham NEC competed with over 200 other schools to win the ‘Special Award 2019 - Rotary prize for Environmental/Scientific Advancement’.
The students have been on a long journey to achieve this award. Their journey began over a year ago when they successfully gained a place onto the Go4SET Industrial Cadet programme. They confidently went on to win this competition achieving the ‘Best Overall Project in the North West’ finals, beating many independent schools within the area. Since then the students have gone from strength to strength winning at the ‘Big Bang Fair’ and also achieving their ‘Silver Crest Awards’ from the British Science Association.
Students worked collaboratively on a project entitled ‘Water and Your School’ to develop a water purification system for their sister school in The Kolweny Kingsway in Kenya. Students were assisted throughout the project by Mr. Hammersley and Miss Khan and gained valuable assistance from Angela Rowley of Rowley Projects as their live client and Neil Slater, Sally Crabtree, Murat Islam and Stuart Worthington who represented John Crane and whom worked with such dedication with the students over their 10 week course.
The Kingsway School is immensely proud of the students' achievements and wish them the very best of luck as the project moves forward and with their future careers.