Middlesex University played host to local school children competing in the Barnet Science & Technology Challenge Day.
Organised by MCS Projects, talented Year 8/9 pupils were picked from six schools in the borough to compete in three practical applied science, technology-related challenges led by members of MCS Projects and student ambassadors from Middlesex University.
The pupils worked in mixed school teams and competed in challenges such as robotics, bridge design and construction.
Winning teams from each challenge were awarded prizes by the Mayor of Barnet. The overall winning team, from Friern Barnet School and Copthall School, were given trophies and will now compete in the London Challenge Final later in the year.
Mayor of Barnet, councillor Lisa Rutter, said: I’m delighted to be invited here. It’s great to see so many schools taking part in this challenge today. I’ve had the opportunity to meet the participants and I can see how excited they are. They seem to have really enjoyed the day."
Reem Riwayeh, from MCS Projects, said: “Events like this are important as it’s a practical way for students to apply the knowledge they already have.
“It’s important universities like Middlesex engage in projects like this because the students, these events are held for, are the future. It gives the university and students the chance to interact with each other, and gives the students an idea of what to expect at university.
"The Ambassadors from Middlesex have been very good and the venue itself is fantastic.”
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