A group of students have been selected to compete at the UK finals of a science and engineering competition after their exciting project caught the eye of judges.

The team of Year 7 pupils at Samuel Ryder Academy in St Albans will now take their place in this years The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition.

The team, made up of Bruno Slim and Steven Jacobs, has been announced as one of the winners of the regional heats at The Big Bang Eastern, with the project from the group titled 'The London Underground and Gravitational Potential Energy'.

As part of the project, the team is investigating how the underground uses different forms of energy for movement.

Dr Hilary Leevers, chief executive, EngineeringUK, said: "The team from Samuel Ryder Academy 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."