Six students from Cronton Sixth Form have taken part in a presentation evening at the Liverpool World Museum to present projects they had completed as part of the prestigious Nuffield Bursary scheme.
Daniele Parle, previously from Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College, Rebecca Preston and Liam Sheeran from Wade Deacon, Luke Howard and Callum Stevens from Penketh High School and Andrew Bullock from Halewood Centre for Learning were selected earlier in the year and worked on the project alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians within a university department or in an industrial research laboratory. The placements aim to expand the student’s knowledge in their chosen subject and will give them invaluable work experience within the science and technology field.
The event, which was attended by over 500 students, parents, teachers and academics was a fantastic opportunity for the Cronton students to reveal the results of the research project they had taken part in over the summer. After the presentation the students were all then presented with a Gold CREST award which is a nationally recognised scheme to reward Science & Technology project work.
Pam Dugdale, Head of Physics at Cronton Sixth Form said, “It is fantastic that six of our students were selected for the Nuffield Bursary this year. Cronton Sixth Form encourages and supports students to take part in prestigious projects such as the Nuffield Bursary within the Centre of Excellence in Science and Maths”
“I’m very proud to have been able to attend this prestigious event with the Cronton students and to see them presented with their Gold CREST awards by academics from Liverpool and John Moores University. The standard of the scientific work presented in their posters was fantastic. Two of our students had worked to uncover the mysteries of the Higgs boson only weeks after its discovery by scientists at the LHC in Switzerland! The value of this opportunity should never be underestimated, the students have now applied to university and this award will definitely support their application to their preferred choice of university.”