Sackville science success at South of England Showground
On the 27th June nine year 9 students, Mrs Stromfield and Mrs Morris went to The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers’ Competition at the South of England Showground. We fielded four strong teams. Tom Herron, Jamie Bland and Jamie Stoner had investigated the effect of fear on heart rate, Eve Lewis, Amalie Foster McPhedran and Lauren Whitwick had investigated if people see colour in a different way, Sam Parsons had investigated the effectiveness of suncream against UV rays, and Leah Bush and Freya Eastcott had investigated the effectiveness of different hand sanitisers. Both teachers were very impressed with all of the groups who confidently told the judges about their projects. All of the judges work in the engineering industry.
We were all delighted that Leah and Freya’s project won both the CGG prize for maths and the senior science category for the South East – this means they will be going to the National finals at Birmingham NEC, a fantastic achievement! We are very proud of all of our groups and a great day was had by all.