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Eco hotel project wins green award

Published on 26/06/19

Students from Jane Austen College have won an award for their work on an environmentally friendly engineering project.

The team of Year 7 and 8 girls won the Best Teamwork award in the Go4SET programme, a ten-week scheme challenging students to create plans for an eco-friendly building.

The girls designed a green hotel called Hotel Amet (Latin for ‘environment), building a prototype and presenting a detailed report on the project to a panel of industry experts.

Judges also commended the boys' team for their project to design an eco-friendly classroom  which included using thermal images of Jane Austen College to find out how energy efficiency could be improved.

The Go4SET programme offers young people aged 12-14 the opportunity to develop skills and change perceptions about science, technology, engineering, and maths, raising awareness of how studying these subjects can lead to a rewarding career.

Maths teacher Miss Burton said : “The students showed hard work and enthusiasm throughout the project and should be very proud of their achievements.”