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Pupils prove they are scientists of the future
BURY’S “scientists of the future” went head-to-head in a competition to prove their skills.
Seven teams of pupils from high schools around the borough took part in Bury Junior Master Scientist contest, which was held at Bury College and organised by Radcliffe Rotary Club.
There were three rounds designed to test their skills in biology, physics and chemistry.
St Gabriel’s RC High School pupils, Isabella Middleton and Hugo Knowles won both the physics and chemistry rounds. They made a mousetrap-powered vehicle and tested chemical reaction times.
The biology round was won by Connor McManus and Hassan Ali, from Philips High School in Whitefield, who completed tasks including classifying plant species and identifying the organs in a human body.
Gillian Stainthorpe, of the Rotary Club, said: “This is the first year we’ve run the Bury Junior Master Scientist competition and we have been very impressed with the high standard that all the young people have achieved.
“Unfortunately there can only be one winning team, but everyone who took part deserves our hearty congratulations.”
Prizes were presented by Rotary president, Jim Linihan, and Mike Fordham, curriculum manager for science at the college. Mr Fordham said: “The competitors all demonstrated their ability to grasp key scientific concepts and analyse problems methodically.
“They have the makings of this country’s scientists of the future.”
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