Prestigious competition finals spot for Oriel High School

A group of students from Oriel High School, Crawley, have been selected to compete at the UK finals of a science and engineering competition after their exciting project caught the eye of judges. The three strong team of year seven pupils from the school will now take their place in next year’s final of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition.

The team, made up of Sean Murray, Toby Lawrence and Owen Webster, have been announced as one of the winners of the regional heats at The Big Bang South East, with the project from the group entitled ‘Proximity using pulse’. As part of the project, they investigated to see if you can use your pulse to tell how far away an object/person is. They did this by blindfolding people and making slight sounds and seeing if they picked it up by measuring their pulse. Their testing found positive results but the conditions need to be suited.

Mark Titterington, Chief Executive, EngineeringUK said: “The team from Oriel High School really impressed the judges with their project and we’re excited to see how they do at the UK finals. It is a huge achievement to progress to this stage of The Competition, Sean, Toby and Owen should be incredibly proud to take up their place and compete at The Big Bang Fair in March.