WOULD-be scientists competed for top spot by producing 58 projects, which were showcased at their Rowley Regis school.

St Michael’s CE High School celebrated the British Science Association’s National Science and Engineering week with a science fair.

Year 10 pupil, Chloe Clifford, aged 15, picked up the STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – award on behalf of her team who designed an electric car and made the motors from scratch.

She said: “I am proud of everyone that took the time to be a part of the science fair as it turned out to be a wonderful evening both for the students involved and the visitors who came to see the projects.”

Special guest was West Midlands MEP Phil Bennion, who has been active in securing funding for research and in stressing the importance of education and science learning programmes.

Year 10 pupil Ellie Downing said Mr Bennion was impressed by the quality of the students’ work and their depth of knowledge and creativity.