Last term, the Government's Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) challenged pupils across the UK to create a design for on-street electric vehicle (EV) charge points that is innovative, iconic and beautiful, as part of a national schools’ competition – Eco-Innovators.
Year 12 pupil, William took up the challenge with an Earth-inspired solution, which used LEDs to light up a globe, symbolising how the geographical landscape will change due to the consequences of global warming.
By 2040, the UK Government has said it will end the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans. William hopes his solution could help promote greater awareness that we can reduce carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles by 15%, just by purchasing a different type of car.
There were 1,800 entrants nationally and William was awarded a very respectable 5th place in his age category, winning a STEM education kit for his work.
25th March 2021
Winchester Maths Summer School 2021 will take place online for the second year. Aimed at Year 12 students from state schools, this course seeks to challenge and inspire students hoping to study mathematics at university.
30th November 2020
Every year Winchester and Cheltenham Ladies' College pupils work in teams to deliver presentations at a Science Symposium for their peers. 2020 required more technology than usual but was as rewarding as ever.
19th September 2020
Science School has a diverse collection of fascinating objects, from an 18th-century microscope, fossils and taxidermy birds, to apparatus used to teach physics in the early 20th century. Twenty-four of the most interesting and unusual objects from the collection are now online.
1st June 2020
In our latest Thought for the Week, Dr Jamie Barron notes that the COVID-19 crisis has brought scientists into the spotlight, but that science by its nature sits uncomfortably with the world of the sound-bite.
19th May 2020
This year, Winchester Maths Summer School will go ahead, virtually. 25 students from the maintained sector will enjoy maths challenges, get advice from current undergraduates, and prepare to study maths at university.
10th February 2020
The international, scientific journal, Physics Education, has published a paper by students and teachers from Winchester College and Barton Peveril College.