Students' physics prize from Lord Mandelson

KINGSLEY School sixth-formers Luke Cann, Ashleigh Clayton, John Hodgson and Sam Walder received a national physics award from Business Secretary Lord Peter Mandelson at the finals of the Big Bang Young Scientists and Engineers Fair in Manchester. The st

KINGSLEY School sixth-formers Luke Cann, Ashleigh Clayton, John Hodgson and Sam Walder received a national physics award from Business Secretary Lord Peter Mandelson at the finals of the 'Big Bang' Young Scientists and Engineers Fair in Manchester.

The students designed and built a device to be used in physics lessons to help explain concepts about gravity and it was chosen as one of the finalists to be displayed at the fair, a prestigious showcase of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

During the three days of the event, the team had the opportunity to talk with scientists and engineers from many disciplines and with major companies. They had VIP treatment, which allowed them to visit shows and attractions, including a Royal Institute lecture.

Final judging brought delight in winning the runners-up prize in the senior National Science and Mathematics category - and �700 cash as part of their prize.


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