Young Scientists Make their Mark at Science Fair
03 Jul 2018
Young scientists from 10 local primary schools impressed staff and parents with their talent and displays at Ashby School's annual primary science fair.
Pupils at all 10 primary schools had been working on their own science projects on the theme of 'How things work'. The most promising were chosen to be exhibited at the fair.
First place went to Bridget Murray from Packington School for her eight-week hydroponics investigation. Bridget grew lettuces for her pet toitoise using different fertilisers, including her own homemade fertiliser, and evaluated the success of each.
Ben and Ollie from Hilltop were awarded second place for their bacterial investigation into the 'Five Second Rule'.
In third place was Kate Lisney from Woodcote whose huge pin hole camera allowed the user to climb inside like a photo booth.
During the fair, pupils also got the chance to take part in a series of science workshops, run by Ashby School science staff and by students at Ivanhoe College.
In the afternoon, parents were invited to visit the exhibition and to attend a talk by John Bostock, a former science teacher at Ashby School who was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to education.
Ben Clarke, Deputy Head of Science, said: "As always, the standard of entries was extemely high and the day was very worthwhile.
"We really hope we have enthused the next generation of Ashby School scientists with a love of the world of science and the possibilities it can unlock."