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BBC News – The New Pound Coin 2017

Walsall teenager ‘humbled’ as his design makes £1 coin

A schoolboy who helped design the new 12-sided pound coin thinks his quid is just mint.

David Pearce, 17, from Walsall, won a competition to have his idea make the “tails” side of the coin that went into circulation on Tuesday.

His design – featuring a rose, thistle, leek and shamrock – represents the UK’s four nations.

David’s initials have also made their way on to the new-look coin that is designed to make life difficult for counterfeiters.

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BBC News – Horizon 2017

Horizon is Queen Mary’s Grammar School’s near space programme. Founded in 2012, the project provides our School and its pupils with an incredibly enriching and memorable experience. Horizon also aims to raise the profile of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics within QMGS and the wider community. Using high-altitude balloons, we fly our probes far beyond the breathable atmosphere of the troposphere and out into the blackness of the stratosphere.

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