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.
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.
9th February 2020
World-famous chemist and author Dr Peter Wothers MBE enlightened students on the history of the Periodic Table for the first Science Society lecture of 2020.
6th February 2020
On 5 February 2020, Winchester College's maths team placed third in the national final of the Senior Team Mathematical Challenge, which involves pupils from over 1200 schools.
4th February 2020
AR Design Studios led an architecture workshop for pupils interested in a career in this field. One of the participants reflects on the day.