AN Orford secondary school has been honoured for its unique STEM project at an education awards bash.

Beamont Collegiate Academy, based on Long Lane, scooped the STEM Project of the Year award at The Educate Awards for its unique project with United Utilities.

The 16 week STEM based project focused on multi-disciplinary real world problems experienced within the north west by the country’s leading water supplier.

The real-life experience has hugely benefitted students, allowing them to be involved in a creative project which will help them in their future careers.

Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, says: “Many congratulations to Beamont Collegiate Academy on their fantastic award win.

“We are so proud to host an event which champions the creativity, diversity and dedication of teachers, school support stars, schools and colleges in the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

“It’s been an exceptional year of entries, so many congratulations to all the winners, runners-up and finalists for 2018.”

The Educate Awards is now in its seventh year and is the largest education awards in the north west.

More than 600 guests gathered for the ceremony held at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on Friday.

On the night, 21 awards were handed out to schools in the Liverpool City region, Lancashire, Cheshire and Greate

The evening also saw the premiere of the Educate Awards Super Choir Children in Need music video, ‘We are all Stars’.

The recording features the voices of more than 300 students from schools, with all proceeds from the sales going to the charity.