Congratulations to Chipping Norton School, whose excellent performance at the Oxford Regional Heat in December has earned them a place at the National Final later this month.
This weekend saw lots of students competing. At the West London Regional Heat, the winners were Vulture Aviation, formed of students from Wallington County Grammar School and a team called Sungrazers.
Two Micro-Competitions were held on the same day, with winning teams made up of students from Westminster Academy, Trinity School, and the City of London Academy (Southwark).
The UK Final is just around the corner, and we’re working on a special surprise for the hard-working students who have earned a place there.
We would like to thank everyone who submitted a video and competed in a Regional Heat this year. Clearly a great deal of work was put into these proposals, and the judges were, as always, hard pressed to decide who to invite to London.
However, this year we are pleased to invite the following teams to Imperial College London to compete in the residential Finals of UKSDC 2014:
Full Teams (in no particular order)
- Supernova Astrosystems, Cardiff Sixth Form
- GAIA Astronautics, Redcliffe Sixth Form, Bristol
- APEX News, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School
- Team Denebola, Nonsuch High School for Girls
- City Aerospace Solutions, City of London Academy
- Team Sombrero, High School of Glasgow
- Pate’s Science Committee, Pate’s Grammar School
- Nec Aspera Terrent, Drayton Manor High School
- Henrietta Barnett School, Henrietta Barnett School
- Westminster Space Agency, Westminster School
Four Person Teams (in no particular order)
- Elysium Contructors, Lancaster Girl’s Grammar
- ITCH, Redcliffe Sixth Form, Bristol
UKSDC was featured in the October issue of A Global Village, Imperial College’s publication on international affairs. Dr Fiona Larner, our Regional Organising Chair, wrote an article on ‘Designing Human Habitats in Space’ and the humanity’s future in the stars, which was accompanied by artwork taken from our students’ presentations.
You can read the article free online on the magazine’s website.
The winners of the Micro-Competition were Dougeldyne Astrosystems, made up of students from Holland Park School, and the winners of the Regional Heat were Grumbo Aerospace, made up of students from Seven Kings High School.
Congratulations to all involved!