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Publisher launches campaign to get school pupils into maths and science

A regional publisher has launched a campaign to help school pupils learn more about science, technology, engineering and maths.

The Midland News Association is running a competition, which it calls the STEM Challenge, in order to boost student engagement with the subjects.

The competition will see teams of pupils from around two dozen different schools design and manufacture a product to improve the life of a disadvantaged person.

The teams of six pupils will need to demonstrate their product as a working model at a presentation event in July.


The MNA owns titles including Wolverhampton daily the Express & Star and the Shropshire Star.

Shropshire Star editor Martin Wright said: “The Shropshire Star is delighted to support this exciting campaign.

“The challenge provides an opportunity for young people around the area to showcase their talent and innovative thinking and I am really looking forward to seeing the ideas as they take shape in the coming months.

“I would like to thank all of those businesses – our sponsors and the mentors – for coming forward to support us on this project and I am absolutely convinced we will unearth some outstanding talent during the course of the campaign. Good luck to all those people who have entered.”