STEM Awards ceremony featuring new sponsor marks climax of British Science Week

27 March 2024

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The brightest and best Brock STEM students were honoured at the college’s STEM Awards, which took place during British Science Week recently and were made possible by new sponsor Ultra Energy.

In total, 14 Gold Award winners and 13 Silver Award winners from across the College’s STEM learning provision were presented with their awards by Ultra Energy CEO Giles Hall.

Each winner received a certificate, a citation from their nominating teacher and a cheque from the sponsors.

Gold Award winners walked away with £100, while Silver Award winners took home £50.

The evening event in the Main Hall was hosted by Assistant Principal Steve Jenkin, who introduced Giles Hall from Ultra Energy.

Mr Hall heads up the British division of the multi-national company, which designs and manufactures safety equipment for the nuclear, space and aerospace industries.

He spoke about the importance of STEM subjects and STEM careers in making the world a better place.

Also present was Matt Johnson, Director of the South Coast Institute of Technology, who gave a talk about the future of STEM learning and how it would respond to employers’ evolving needs.

The big winner of the night was A Level student George Meadows, who picked up three awards: Gold for Physics, Gold for Further Maths and Silver for Chemistry.

George, who is from Totland Bay on the Isle of Wight, said afterwards: “I was delighted to find out that I had won three awards and very proud that I had been chosen for them.

“My teachers have been exceptional at not only teaching me the content for my A Levels but in allowing me to explore ideas surrounding my subjects outside of the specification.

“Brockenhurst College has provided me with direction and focus as well as the necessary skills I need to succeed. It has allowed me to choose the right path for me and pursue my interests.”

George’s father Ian said: “I am incredibly proud of George. He thoroughly deserves these awards for his consistent application and focus, not to mention his determination. He is fearless in everything he does.

“Many thanks to all at Brockenhurst College for creating a positive learning environment with some excellent teachers, and for all the support they give George and his fellow students.”

The full list of winners are:

Gold Awards Silver Awards
Biology A Level: Daisy Colebeck Biology A Level: Heitor Do Nascimento
Chemistry A Level: Herb Byrne-Smith Chemistry A Level: George Meadows
Physics A Level: George Meadows Physics A Level: Sarah Findlay
Medical Science Level 3 Applied Diploma: Emma Welton Medical Science Level 3 Applied Diploma: Jason Sinclair
Computer Science A Level: Sergio Gomes Gouveia Computer Science A Level: Chase Sibley
Electronics A Level: Sergio Gomes Gouveia Electronics A Level: Sam Labrum
Engineering Level 3 Extended Diploma: Jonny Redford Engineering Level 3 Extended Diploma: Charles Booth
Environmental Science A Level: Eloise Applin Environmental Science A Level: Emily Drew
Further Maths A level: George Meadows Further Maths A level: Isaac Lam
Geology A Level: Idana Valeria Geology A Level: Bethany Cook
Maths A Level: Sophia Knapman Maths A Level: Theo Mitchell-Innes
Product Design A Level: Ashleigh Pearsall Product Design A Level: Anthony Ayles
IT Level 3 Extended Certificate: Aisha Turton IT Level 3 Extended Diploma: Helena Ogden
IT Level 3 Extended Diploma: Reece Lines