Students have reached a uk-wide science and engineering final.

A group of students from Parmiter’s School in High Elms Lane, Watford, have been selected to compete at the next year’s final of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition.

The four strong team of Year 8 and 9 pupils will now take their place at the final in Birmingham in March.

The team, Georgina Fleming, Praveen Fernando, Matthew Garelick and Mura Jamie impressed judges with their project called ‘Enerlite’.

Their project was to create an Eco-Classroom for Parmiter’s School to reduce water and energy usage.

Mark Titterington, chief executive, EngineeringUK said, “The team from Parmiter’s School really impressed the judges with their project and we’re excited to see how they do at the UK finals.

“It is a huge achievement to progress to this stage of The Competition and they should be incredibly proud to take up their place and compete at The Big Bang Fair in March.

Going into its eleventh year in 2019, The Big Bang Fair continues to be a great source of STEM inspiration for young people, it’s all designed to bring classroom learning to life and inspire the next generation."

The team felt water and energy wastage was a problem that affected many schools and they wanted to develop a solution which included solar panels, design, building shape, and water collection.

They proceeded to build a model of their Eco-Classroom and presented it to judges who were impressed by the project.

The students will be invited to attend the competition finals, which are taking place at The Big Bang Fair at Birmingham’s NEC in March 2019.