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JAGS Prep pupils earn engineering distinction

Twenty-one pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 received Distinction Shortlist medals from the Primary Engineers’ London Leaders Special Award (LSLA) for their creative problem-solving last year.

“STEM subjects are the backbone of our world“, explains Design and Technology Co-ordinator Felna Fox.

“The teaching of STEM subjects is vital in empowering young people with the skills they need to secure good quality jobs and equip our country with the next generation of problem solvers. Annually, JAGS Junior School hosts the Primary Engineers’ London Special Leaders Award (LSLA), a national engineering competition, during which every girl within the school works with engineering professionals from different disciplines to identify and solve a real-life problem within their surrounding community.

“The LSLA ‘If you were an engineer, what would you do?’ aims to build and celebrate creative problem solving and career awareness. This year, every girl within the Prep completed an entry. We successfully secured two trophy winners in Year 3 and Year 5, as well as over 14% of our pupils achieving a Distinction Shortlist, a brilliant achievement as the competition received well over 48,000 entries this year.”

Hear from trophy winners:

“When I won the DT award I felt proud. We attended an award ceremony where we could see all the previous winners’ designs that had been made and all the Distinction Shortlisted entries. I loved the awards ceremony!” Matilda M, Year 5 Trophy Winner

“I was very excited about winning and really liked the ceremony. I am very proud of my invention, my trophy and really like its colour.” Esmee E-E, Year 3 Trophy Winner

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