A CREATIVE team of students have come up with the best rollercoaster design at a STEM subjects workshop competition.

Five schoolgirls from Heathfield School in Ascot used their innovative thinking to devise a design for a rollercoaster, as part of a science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) workshop.

Marina Gardiner Legge, headteacher at Heathfield School, said: "Here at Heathfield, we are passionate about fostering the confidence and self belief in our girls to go beyond their conceived abilities.

"We are delighted that our girls have demonstrated such innovation and scientific promise in this hands-on STEM challenge."

The competition was held at Lambrook School in Bracknell, where students aged nine to 16 got to take part in a STEM enrichment taster experience.

The day involved designing a rollercoaster and to build the longest ride where a marble can be dropped through its structure.

Using just card, paper straws and masking tape, the Heathfield girls managed to create a sturdy and innovative design.

The Year 7 girls team managed to get their marble to travel for nine seconds making them the winners of the category.

Students developed their personal skills, such as team work, communication, time management, creativity and problem solving.

As well as this, students from schools across Berkshire learned about the engineering industry and how to get a career in the sector.

Run by First Edition, part of the charity Engineering Development Trust, the day encouraged youngsters to consider a job in typically male dominated industry.

The school is also celebrating its 120th anniversary on May 9, where it aims to carry on developing girls unique talents in science, engineering, sport the arts and other academic areas.