CHILDREN from a secondary school in Evesham have taken part a national competition final with their innovative design solution for people with asthma.

Sophie Garrett, Esme Lendon, Jemima Shaw and Lorna Simpson from Bredon Hill Academy in Ashton under Hill have designed an innovative solution for asthma sufferers.

STEM education integrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

This year’s BP Ultimate STEM Challenge asked students aged between 11-14 to put those key subject skills to the test by submitting an innovative design solution for an everyday problem, to a panel of judges.

The team from Bredon Hill Academy impressed the judges during the semi-finals with their wearable device that includes a watch, pedometer, heart rate monitor and inhaler that allows asthma sufferers to never be without their medication to relieve an asthma attack. Keith Bailey, Head of Science at Bredon Hill Academy said: “The BP Ultimate STEM Challenge is an extremely high-profile and a notoriously tough competition and reaching the finals is a magnificent achievement for our students here at Bredon Hill Academy. Congratulations to Sophie, Esme, Jemima and Lorna who have worked exceptionally hard; their persistence in the face of stiff competition has been recognised by many staff and pupils and we are all extremely proud of them.”

Ian Duffy, Head of UK Communications and Community Development for BP, said:

“At BP we are proud to be to be investing in STEM education in the UK. Initiatives like the Ultimate STEM Challenge have a huge impact on the attitudes of young people by raising their aspirations, inspiring them and connecting the dots between school and future STEM careers."