SCHOOLS across Furness have taken part in a creative competition aimed at boosting interest in STEM subjects.

Pupils from Victoria Academy, Croftlands Junior School, Grange Primary School, Ulverston Victoria High School, George Romney Junior School and Church Walk Primary School have been letting their imaginations run wild as part of a competition run by UlverSTEM.

UlverSTEM are a collaboration of local businesses passionate about encouraging young people to continue studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics and highlighting the varied opportunities for STEM related careers.

As part of British Science Week, UlverSTEM have been in contact with local primary and secondary schools to take part in activities aimed at helping pupils enjoy STEM subjects in the classroom.

Dr Michael Jeschke, UlverSTEM and Siemens Energy Subsea said: “This competition has been a breath of fresh air for us STEM Ambassadors as we have missed supporting our local schools in person very much over the past twelve months.”

Simon Cross, science lead at Croftlands Junior School, added: “The Innovating for the Future project was fantastic fun for the children. The project really inspired them to investigate past and current innovations in technology and look at predictions about how technology could develop and how it might shape our lives in the future.”