High-flyer Julia wins trip to pilot plane

A 15-year-old student at Northampton High School has won a national competition after her entry was judged to be in the top ten in the UK.

Beating over 400 other hopefuls, Julia Wardley-Kershaw, submitted a 30-second video answering the question ‘what would you invent and why?’ in which she showed her plans for an innovative airplane safety system.

The Formula 100 competition forms a key part of the Your Life campaign and was designed to show how Maths and Physics subjects can unlock a range of exciting and rewarding future careers for young people.

Schoolgirl Julia has won a tour of the Typhoon aircraft assembly line, the chance to meet BAE Systems’ test pilots, and fly a state-of-the-art flight simulator. Chair of Your Life Edwina Dunn said:“We created this competition to inspire young people about infinite career possibilities, unlocked through taking Maths and Physics subjects and I have been impressed with the quality of the entries.”