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Breckenbrough Students showcase their Inspirational work

26 July 2014

Students from Breckenbrough joined young innovators from around the north of England at the Yorkshire Air Museum for the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) fair.

The museum hosted Inspirations Yorkshire and Humber, which was attended by around 1,800 students.

Organised by North Yorkshire Business Education Partnership (NYBEP), the event is designed to enthuse young people and celebrate their achievements in STEM subject areas, ultimately inspiring them to follow careers in these rewarding fields.

During the day, 150 STEM projects completed by young people across 12 categories were showcased and judged.

The Junior Out of School Award, was won by a pedal power bi-plane with full steering and propeller made by a talented Breckenbrough Year 10 student.

Head of Design and Technology at Breckenbrough, Lindsay Wellington-Graham said:  "We are delighted to have won in both the ‘Most Interactive’ and the ‘Made out of hours’ sections. Our boys are full of ideas and capable of finding innovative solutions. Our well-resourced workshop includes a forge and the students especially enjoy welding. They design and make a huge variety of useful and beautiful objects including pens, puppets and candle sticks." Lindsay continued: "Our other success at Inspirations was our ‘Budget Boards’. These go karts are Breckenbrough designed and provide hours of fun during school breaks. As well as increasing the amount of exercise boys take, they use recycled materials and are therefore ecologically sound".

Breckenbrough is a residential Special School for boys of average and above average ability with a range of learning and behavioural difficulties including Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD. It is the only Quaker Foundation residential special school in the UK.