Saturday, 15 March 2008

Danesfield young scientists win top prizes

STUDENTS from Danesfield Middle School, Williton, scooped one of the top prizes at the prestigious UK Young Scientists’ and Engineers’ Fair organised by the British Association for the Advancement of Science and held in London.

The event, which marked the start of National Science and Engineering Week, showcased outstanding science and technology research projects from students aged 11 to 19 across the UK.
Danesfield pupils Megan Peeks and Alex Christmas were awarded the Best CREST Science Project at Bronze Level for their project investigating the durability of natural dyes.
They have won £1,000 for their school, to help fund and support future CREST and STEM projects, and Megan and Alex each received £20 in tokens.
Sir David King, president of the British Association said: “The achievement of the young people who gain these prizes is not just winning an exciting trip or a handsome trophy.
“In completing their projects they have been able to work like real scientists and engineers, and to find out for themselves how enjoyable and rewarding that can be.”

  • Pictures is association chairman Professor Patrick Dowling with Alex (left) and Megan. Photo submitted.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.