13 of our year 9 and 10 girls recently attended an event aimed at inspiring girls to enter the area of Engineering and Computer Science. Both subjects have grown in recent years in the Academy, and this is an area with huge opportunities of employment and exciting careers. Sessions were held on areas like emoji making, the internet of things, control systems and virtual reality.

Our girls really were a credit to the Academy, with one of our year 9 girls, Tia Larcombe, winning the overall prize from Flossy and Jim as the creator of the best emoji. The highlight for me was the VR headsets and watching everyone trying to play VR crazy golf, using the state of the art Oculus Rift VR headset and the HTC Vive. Our girls were so good they even made the 6.30 ITV news, with an interview on Spotlight!

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