Sutton Grammar School is one of five finalists heading north of the border to Scotland to compete in a subsea STEM challenge final this month.

Pupils from the secondary school, in Manor Lane, will travel to the Global Centre of Excellence for Subsea for The STEM Challenge, in Aberdeen, on May 14.

They will be up against students from other schools who are based across the UK in Cornwall, Glasgow, Portsmouth, and Newcastle, who all won their regional competitions.

Subsea UK operations manager Trish Banks said: “We’ve been very impressed with the standard of the regional finals.

“The aim of this event is to inspire young people to be part of our sector and we’re hopeful the pupils will embrace the opportunity to work directly with industry figures.”

Sutton Grammar School received a Think Kit from The Smallpiece Trust, who support the initiative, giving pupils the tools to build a floating wind turbine.

They will now get to prove their model in a test tank at Aberdeen Science Centre, with a short presentation to the judging panel to follow, before an overall winner is announced.

The finalists involved will also travel to the Global Centre of Excellence for Subsea, in Aberdeen, to learn more from industry experts at BP and American-based business Oceaneering.