PUPILS of a Prestatyn secondary school have caught the eye of judges with a project flying the flag for reducing carbon emissions.

A group of year 12 pupils from Prestatyn High School have been selected to compete at the UK finals The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition, after winning the North Wales Regional heats with their Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Concrete project.

The team, made up of Abigail Armstrong, Rebekah Fell-Crook, Alicia Quinn, Meryn Lloyd-Thomas, Olivia Williams, Ben Garbutt and Liam Thomas looked at ways of reducing the environmental impact of concrete - one of the most widely used materials on the planet.

Prestatyn High headteacher Neil Foley said: "Mr Foley quotes: “It reassures me that the future of our environment and our planet will be left in the hands of these amazing and conscientious people. I am proud to be the headteacher of the school they attend”.

“These students have done exceptionally well and the whole school are so proud of their achievements. are so pleased with the recognition they have gained and how they have tackled this issue”.

The pupils - who improved on their second place finish in two categories in their first competition last year - will be now attend the twelfth annual competition finals, at The Big Bang Fair at Birmingham’s NEC in March 2020 where they will vie for top prizes including the coveted title of GSK UK Young Engineer and GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year.

Dr Hilary Leevers, Chief Executive, Engineering UK said, “The team from Prestatyn High 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 2020.