Going for Gold | Go4SET

Red Funnel has been involved in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition over the last ten weeks with pupils from The Gregg School in Southampton and Ryde School on the Isle of Wight.  

Deck and Engineering Officers Matthew Parker, Alice Duncan and Robin Crews mentored 18 children aged 12-14 years old at the two schools as they competed in the Go4SET Challenge managed by the Engineering Development Trust. 

The pupils chose two different topics; “The Eco Factory” and “My School is an Island”.  They had to produce a model, a written report and a display board plus give an oral presentation which was judged by a number of industry specialists against pupils from twelve school teams in the Dorset and Hampshire area. 

Team 1 from The Gregg School, mentored by Red Funnel Marine Environmental Health and Safety Officer Matthew Parker, won the “Best Project Overall” prize and were commended for their innovative use of electronics in their project and understanding of the technology involved. 

Reflecting on the project, Matthew said, “It has been a privilege to have been involved with pupils from both Ryde School and The Gregg School during the Go4SET project.  Every pupil involved worked really hard and came up with fantastic ideas which extended far beyond the standard curriculum. 

We look forward to continued involvement with the schools in the future as we look to inspire our future generations of Deck and Engineer Officers at Red Funnel.