Last year we joined with an organisation called ‘The Brilliant Club’ who are a national charity that work with schools across the country. The aim of the organisation is to give students from state schools an in-depth experience of life at a Russell Group University through their ‘Scholar’s Programme’.

Some of our students in years 7 and 8 were involved last year and got the opportunity to work in small groups in order to write academic essays on topics associated with STEM subjects. They were taught by PHD university scholars and wrote essays which were then marked; the students subsequently graduated at Manchester University.

The programme was amazing and our young people gained a huge amount from it, I was especially moved when I saw them graduate in Manchester in the summer. We will be running the programme again with this year’s ‘scholars’.

Every year the Brilliant Club publish a journal of the best research written by students across the country. It is with great pride that I can tell you that one of our students, Maryam Piperdi was published. Maryam is year 9 student and her work is entitled ‘A machine to measure muscle oxygen levels for athletes’. Maryam manages to blend the innovative mind of the entrepreneur with the precision of the scientist to develop a whole new technology for elite sports people.

I think that we can all agree that the future of Science and Technology is safe in the hands of the students at Moor Park.

Click here to read Maryam’s full article.