A prize of a lifetime to Wapping High student for his winning satellite design
Year 11 student, Simon Shemetilo’s dream has finally come true as he is taking his first small step to becoming an aeronautical engineer. Simon’s winning entry for the Inmarsat Space Competition has led him to the extraordinary prize of a trip of a lifetime to the NASA Kennedy Space Centre at Florida’s Cape Canaveral.
Simon is a student who has always lived and breathed the values of Wapping High school, exemplifying the school’s motto of Raising Aspirations and Broadening Horizons. As an active Scout member, Simon was immediately intrigued by the competition organised by the British company Inmarsat who create satellites. Scout members were invited to submit ideas, with many entries focusing on how space can help care for the planet.