Students from Lumen Christi have been celebrating this week after winning a University Challenge style competition at the Northern Ireland Science Festival.
As part of the festival, whizz kids from around Northern Ireland competed in Titanic Belfast’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Quest Grand Final in partnership with the Survitec Group, in a bid to become Northern Ireland’s top team.
Lumen Christi proved to be ‘Best in Class’ in the University Challenge style competition, with two teams from the college facing off for the title. The winning team triumphed with just a one point lead and were presented their award by local TV personality and host, Barra Best at the World Leading Tourist Attraction, Titanic Belfast.
The STEM Quest Final followed competitive regional heats which saw 46 teams from 25 schools of Key Stage 3 post primary students (years 8-10) from across the region compete and test their knowledge against one another. Titanic Belfast’s Chief Executive, Tim Husbands MBE, said: “A huge congratulations to Lumen Christi College who have just fended off over 45 other teams to become our annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Champions. It was definitely a nail-biting final. We were delighted to see so many schools, teachers and pupils get involved and the standard of all the teams was excellent! As the future need for Northern Irish STEM graduates grows, we were delighted to see young people engage with science in a fun and interactive way.”
Moya Johnston, Group Vice President of the Survitec Group, the event sponsor, said “I would like to congratulate Lumen Christi who are STEM Quest champions for 2017 and also all the teams who took part in the competition.