Sixth formers, Corinne Barker and Georgia Aspinall have been chosen to compete in the International Space Design Competition in July. 

The sixth-form students were chosen from UK competition finalists at the national final, held at Imperial College London in March.  The competition tests students’ STEM capabilities, by asking them to design a space settlement working from a detailed brief.

The two girls are the only students selected from state schools and the only ones chosen from the North of England.  “We couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity we’ve been given, especially as it co-incides with a rocket launch from the space centre!” said Corinne.

As we all know, success comes at a price.  Competing in the internationals will cost the girls around £4,000 in flights and accommodation.  Enterprisingly, Corinne and Georgia have set about organising some crowd funding activities to meet their expenses.

They have established a crowd funding page at for people to contribute their financial support.  They are also holding a Race Night at Brooksbank on Friday, 18th May.

Best of luck girls on funding this fantastic opportunity!