On Thursday 23rd March 2017, a team of our Year 9 female students at Ringwood School, attended Soroptimist International Bournemouth where they held their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Challenge, for the fifth year attracting more interest from the engineering world than previously.

The challenge is for girls only to promote participation and raise aspirations in industries that young women often see as masculine and not for them.

Teams of girls from nine different Schools took part in the challenge, with the objective of creating a solution to a problem which will help people in the poorest parts of the world.

And Ringwood School are very proud to announce our Year 9 female students were the overall winners! Their winning project ‘S. A. Stem’ produced a reusable, easy and compact stove to provide warm water and cooking facilities for people throughout the third world.

A huge congratulations and well done!

From left to right; Emma Hickish, Emily Jordan, Zoe Taylor & Emma Hassett.