A PUPIL from Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi School has been selected to compete at the UK finals of a science and engineering competition after his exciting project caught the eye of judges.

Jack Davies will now take his place in this year’s final of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition.

Jack has been announced as one of the winners of The Big Bang online heats, with his project entitled ‘Motor Mate’. For the project, Jack, designed and manufactured a product that aids the transport and storage of different outboard motors on boats.

Hilary Leevers, chief executive, EngineeringUK said, “The student from Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi School really impressed the judges with his project and we’re excited to see how he does at the UK finals.

“It is a huge achievement to progress to this stage of the competition and they should be incredibly proud to take up their place and compete at The Big Bang Fair in March.”

Going into its 11th year in 2019, The Big Bang Fair continues to be a great source of STEM (Science, technology, Engineering and Maths) inspiration for young people.

It represents an amazing opportunity for young visitors, their teachers and parents to get hands-on with a wide range of activities, workshops and shows, and engage in meaningful career conversations with professionals, all designed to bring classroom learning to life and inspire the next generation."

The students will be invited to attend the competition finals, which are taking place at The Big Bang Fair at Birmingham’s NEC in March 2019. Here, they will vie for top prizes including the coveted title of UK Young Engineer and GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year.