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Silver Crest Award for Bedford School Pupil


Bedford School pupil Max Sogan (Remove Form) has been awarded a prestigious Silver Crest Award following the part he played in successfully managing and implementing a logistically-challenging evacuation project. The CREST Awards scheme is the British Science Association’s flagship programme for young people. It is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme for STEM subject project work (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), providing science enrichment activities to for young people. Silver Awards stretch students and enrich their studies; they require around 30 hours of project work.

Max played an integral role in a hypothetical situation, which was based on a real-life scenario involving the evacuation of a Third World country. Max and his team were only permitted a limited number of resources and were required to deploy the evacuation in the shortest, most efficient way possible. This required careful calculations and meticulous planning.

The project, along with other challenging activities, was undertaken when Max attended the RAF Whittering STEM Camp, situated on an active airbase. Max, who is a regular member of the RAF section of Bedford School’s Combined Cadet Force (CCF), was one of just 100 young cadets (out of 600 applicants) who successfully gained a place on the week-long residential camp.

Published: June 8 2018

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