This year's PTC Awards Competition was held at the PTC/USER Conference in Orlando, FL. Alex created an Open60 class Trimaran, which won for best K-12 design over numerous other entries. The design, along with the other category winners, can be seen on the PTC website at http://www.ptc.com/appserver/mkt/ptcawards/index.jsp. The winner on the college/university side of the competition was a group of students from the University of Oklahoma, who used Pro/ENGINEER to build a Formula SAE Vehicle.
The British School of Washington participates in PTC's Design & Technology in Schools Program which provides free software for both classroom and home use for students. This innovative program has allowed for computer design to become a staple of the Design & Technology curriculum at BSW. Alex was among the first group to use the software. Alex has the distinction of being the first BSW pupil admitted to University -- this young school had its first graduating class in June of 2005, but Alex, then a high school junior, was admitted to St. John's University in Annapolis allowing him to begin his University career a year early.
The British School of Washington is part of the British Schools of America which were founded in 1998 when the first school opened in Washington D.C. The British Schools of Boston and Houston both opened in September 2000, the British School of Chicago opened in September 2001 and the British American School of Charlotte, the fifth school, opened in September 2004. It is anticipated during the next few years that the total number of British Schools of America will grow to 20, all located in major cities across the USA. Pupils at the British Schools of America follow the International Primary Curriculum, the National Curriculum of England through GCSEs and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Teachers at the schools are recruited directly from the UK and are trained in the delivery of the National Curriculum, the IPC and the IB.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Pia Bernardini, Admissions Manager British Schools of America 4715 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20011 Tel 202 829 0442 Fax 202 726 1989 Email Contact
CONTACT: Pia Bernardini, Admissions Manager of British Schools of America,
+1-202-829-0442, Fax: +1-202-726-1989, or Email Contact
Web site: http://www.britishschool.org/