Congratulations to Budmouth’s girls engineering group, for winning the QuinetiQ Schools Powerboat Challenge.

This prestigious achievement does much to demonstrate that all is not doom and gloom at Budmouth, as we might believe from the headlines.

Our young people deserve support, particularly in the STEM subjects and have clearly achieved much through application and enthusiasm in their own time, no doubt encouraged and supported by dedicated teachers.

Well done to all - keep up the good work and much more will be achieved.

Martin Figg

Commercial Road