How does sugar effect our bodies? Where will we find bacteria in our homes? How does the eye work? These were just some of the research projects investigated by budding scientists over their Easter break for the School’s Annual Science Exhibition.

At the end of last term pupils were challenged to research, investigate, design, create and explain any aspect of science that inspires them. Twenty pupils entered this voluntary challenge, creating a colourful exhibition of fascinating projects, which fellow pupils visited over the following days to learn new facts and interesting ideas from their, now expert, classmates.

The exhibition was judged by Head of Science, Daniel Fraine and visiting Physicist, Andrew Roberts, who took time out from his research position at energy consultants AMEC Foster Wheeler to judge the competition. “The standard of work in these projects was extremely high, especially amongst the younger pupils.” said Mr Roberts. “Jamie Treatman-Clark had a fantastic grasp of how the nervous system and brain works and had created some fun ‘brain hats’. Zach Brooks and Gregor Mays’ research into drinks that clean coins was also an interesting concept”

The winning project was a fantastic piece of topical research by Ethan Bareham. Ethan investigated
the effects sugar has on the body and which of our favourite drinks contained the most sugar.

“With Jamie Oliver’s new ‘Sugar Tax’ starting in 2018 on sugary drinks, Ethan’s project was both
current, well thought-out and presented”
said Mr Fraine, who then went on to explain, “This initiative
is invaluable to pupils, not only as it promotes independent learning, but as a fantastic way for pupils
to learn from each other about topics we might not cover in the curriculum”.

How does sugar effect our bodies? Where will we find bacteria in our homes? How does the eye work? These were just some of the research projects investigated by budding scientists, over their Easter break, for the School’s Annual Science Exhibition.

At the end of last term pupils were challenged to research, investigate, design, create and explain any aspect of science that inspires them. Twenty pupils entered this voluntary challenge, creating a colourful exhibition of fascinating projects, which fellow pupils visited over the following days to learn new facts and interesting ideas from their, now expert, classmates.

The exhibition was judged by Head of Science, Daniel Fraine and visiting Physicist, Andrew Roberts, who took time out from his research position at energy consultants AMEC Foster Wheeler to judge the competition. “The standard of work in these projects was extremely high, especially amongst the younger pupils.” said Mr Roberts. “Jamie Treatman-Clark had a fantastic grasp of how the nervous system and brain works and had created some fun ‘brain hats’. Zach Brooks and Gregor Mays’ research into drinks that clean coins was also an interesting concept”

The winning project was a fantastic piece of topical research by Ethan Bareham. Ethan investigated
the effects sugar has on the body and which of our favourite drinks contains the most sugar.

“With Jamie Oliver’s new ‘Sugar Tax’ starting in 2018 on sugary drinks, Ethan’s project was both
current, well thought-out and presented”
said Mr Fraine, who then went on to explain, “This initiative
is invaluable to pupils, not only as it promotes independent learning, but as a fantastic way for pupils
to learn from each other about topics we might not cover in the curriculum”.