Pupils from Sutton Grammar School are set to compete in the finals of a UK-wide science and engineering competition.

Chris Kalogroulis, Dario Kan and Kyo Yun will take part in The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition after their project impressed judges.

They created a kit which instructs how to reuse scrap aluminium to make a touch-sensitive lamp as a way of recycling.

‘Aluminate’, which was researched and pulled together by the team itself, also included a risk assessment and will be used in the school’s DT lessons.

Hilary Leevers, EngineeringUK’s chief executive, said: “Chris, Dario and Kyo really impressed the judges with their project and we’re excited to see how they do at the finals at the fair.

“Going into its eleventh year in 2019, The Big Bang Fair continues to be a great source of STEM inspiration for young people, representing an amazing opportunity for young visitors, their teachers and parents to get hands-on with a wide range of activities, workshops and shows, and engage in meaningful career conversations with professionals.

“All designed to bring classroom learning to life and inspire the next generation.”

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is considered to be the largest of its kind STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – for young people in the UK.

Chris, Dario and Kyo will be taking their places at this year’s edition, at Birmingham’s NEC, in March later this year.

Top prizes include the title of GSK UK Young Engineer and GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year.