Roof-top pool design wins girls a place in national contest

Schoolgirls proved engineering is not just for boys after they came third in a competition.

Pupils at Ilford Ursuline High School in Morland Road, Ilford, took part in a regional leg of the national Create Sport Challenge, run by the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Headteacher Rose Russell said: “The girls designed a new swimming pool for the disused Ilford pool site in the High Road.

“They wanted the pool to be on the roof, and to bring it to life again.”

The Year 8 girls are now entered into the national competition. They have won a tour of the Olympic Park, which is under construction.

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