Oswestry and Kings Heath pupils win national STEM competition and chance to star on radio

By NaomiTroy

Five pupils from Oswestry School in Shropshire and five
pupils from King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls in Kings Heath have jointly
won a national schools competition, organised by E.ON, aimed at inspiring young
people to take up STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
subjects.

Both teams of girls, aged 12 to 14, entered the
competition as they share an interest in STEM subjects and wanted to show how
their creative side could be used to promote these topics to other pupils. Their
ads were chosen as the two winners from over 50 entries because both groups of pupils
impressed the judges with their creative approach to key messages about STEM
subjects.

As part of their prize, the teams spent a morning
at their local radio station, Signal 107, where they had the opportunity to re-record
their ads in a professional studio. The
professionally produced ads were later broadcast live on Signal 107, and will
be hosted on E.ON’s
YouTube channel.

Amelie, one of the pupils from the winning team at
Oswestry School, said: “We’re thrilled to have won this national competition
and had no idea our entry would be a winner!
We entered the competition as we really enjoyed the media workshop and
using our creative skills and are all passionate about STEM subjects.

“The tour of the radio station was really
interesting and to be given the opportunity to re-record our ad in a
professional studio was great. I was so
excited to hear our ad broadcast on air for my family and friends to listen to
and I hope it encourages more pupils to take an interest in STEM subjects.”

Suzanne Doxey, Community Relations Manager at E.ON,
said: “We were so impressed with the standard of entries for the competition
and how creative the radio ads were, it was really tough to pick just two
winners.

“The messages and information the pupils managed to
incorporate into the commercials was really inspiring and it was clear to see
how passionate the pupils are about encouraging others to take an interest in
STEM subjects. We hope the pupils enjoyed producing the ads
as much as we enjoyed listening to them!”

E.ON has teamed up with ucreate to run the
competition, to provide a new, innovative way of promoting STEM related topics
to secondary school students by using the tools of the media.

The educational activities form part of E.ON’s
broader community offering, which saw more than 13,000 school pupils in over
250 schools nationwide take part in one of its energy education activities in
2015. To find out more about how E.ON is
working with local communities and how to get involved visit
eonenergy.com/community.

Ends

Notes to editors

For more information contact:

Naomi
Troy, 02476 180 523,
Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com
Jane Branscombe, 02476 183691, Jane.branscombe@eon-uk.com

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