CAEREINION High School has been named one of the six finalists for the Rolls-Royce Science Prize.

The prize is an annual award for innovation in science and maths teaching across the UK.

The competition runs for two years and the secondary school will find out if it has won at a prestigious Rolls-Royce Science Prize celebration event in November 2019.

The school has already received a £1,000 special merit award from the competition and has now been given £5,000 to run this successful science project for another year.

Vickie Faulkner, the school’s science technician who is leading the project, said: “I submitted an action plan to develop a scheme of work centred around space for the science club, with the plan to extend this by coaching Sixth Formers to take this scheme of work and deliver it as a science club for the primary school.”

Headteacher Iona Davies said: “I am delighted at the news that the school has been nominated for the Rolls-Royce prize,

“Being one of the six finalists is truly a remarkable achievement and a great privilege for the school. I look forward to an exciting year, as all the plans will be developed and put into action.”