Budding Engineers Submit Entry to the Big Bang Project A team of seven Year 7 students have recently been hard at work on their designs for the Big Bang Project, a competition aimed at inspiring young people in the STEM subjects. Taking place after school in the DT classrooms, the students have been challenged to design filtration devices to cleanse rainwater for people to drink and wash their hands in countries where clean water is in short supply. The requirements for the design are Cheap, Effective, Waterproof, Hardwearing, Easy to Make, Easy to Maintain, Easy to Use, and Stability. On Tuesday 27 April the students were tasked with the difficult decision of whittling down the concepts to their final design. After much deliberation, the team opted to proceed with a merger of Jessica’s and Meredith’s ideas. The seven-strong team have now started working on their project presentation as the final entry to the Big Bang Competition. Mr Watson, Design Technology teacher at Penrice Academy said: “ “I think it’s really important for Year 7s to get involved with a project like this because it shows their burst of creativity and shows how they can apply themselves to a challenge outside of the day to day curriculum. I wanted students who were really keen and enthusiastic and Year 7 have that in abundance, particularly with the lack of time they’ve spent in the classroom this year.” We wish the best of luck to Jessica, Emelia, Meredith, Chloe, Leo, Ben and Melissa with their entry ahead of the deadline on Monday 3 May.