21st March 2019
On Tuesday the 12th of March Dr Allen and Miss Taylor 5 girls from years 10, 11 and 12 headed up to the NEC in Birmingham to represent the College at the Big Bang Fair, the national Science fair, to compete alongside 210 other projects to be crowned Young Scientists of the Year 2019. The girls are part of a long running after school research project, investigating the mechanism behind hyperactivity brought on by eating foods containing artificial colours. As well as undergoing 2 days of judging, the girls also had the opportunity to explain their work to the 40,000 young people, who attended the Big Bang Fair across the 2 days they were exhibiting. Furthermore, our students got to interact with over 120 STEM employers, and had the opportunity to participate in the 24 interactive shows on offer across the 2 days. The judges were incredibly complimentary of the student’s work, with one judge saying they were “blown away” by the project. However, the standard of competition was incredibly high, and unfortunately, we did not come away with any prizes this year. When asked what she thought of the fair, Emma Rodda in Year 12 said “it was amazing to see the level of diversity and commitment to Science (in the UK) displayed all in one place”.
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