|Dame Sarah Goad, DCVO, JP, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, |
with the Warwick School exhibitors
SATRO’s patron, Jon Tickle (previously of Sky TVs ‘Braniac’) was a judge at the Festival and other guests included Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Dame Sarah Goad, the High Sheriff of Surrey, Dr Helen Bowcock, and the recently appointed Chairman of Surrey County Council, David Munro. Many representatives from education, industry, commerce and professional bodies also attended.
In the P&G schools area, nearly 20 schools exhibited their projects from the past year, displaying innovative science, technology and engineering ideas. Winners of the 7 coveted prizes were: Best Engineering Project (sponsored by The Manly Trust) The Sixth Form College, Farnborough; Personal Achievement Award (sponsored by Air Products), Miles Ascough, Heathside School; Young Entrepreneur of the Year (sponsored by Rob Douglas, Chairman of the UK Space Agency Steering Board), Anthony Weedon, Royal Grammar School Guildord; Team Achievement Award (sponsored by P&G) Broadwater School; Best Key Stage 3 Exhibit (sponsored by CBSbutler) Bishop Wand School; IET Prize for Technology, Joseph Davis, Salesian School; Best School Exhibit, voted for by the students (sponsored by CBSbutler) Heathside School.
All the students had the opportunity to get their hands on some working science and technology in the CBSbutler Working World Marquee where over 30 companies demonstrated a range of activities from liquid nitrogen to satellites. Students also had plenty of opportunity to talk to scientists and engineers and get first hand knowledge of careers and the world of work.
The SATRO Festival is the Premier Surrey Event to challenge and engage young people in STEM careers and give them the opportunity to develop the kind of skills that employers will need in the future. SATRO's Chief Executive, Beccy Bowden commented, “The buzz and enthusiasm surrounding the students and employers reinforces why it is so important to provide the links between young people and the working world”.
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