Local Schools compete for prestigious Mond Trophy
Pupils from five local high schools went head to head on Wednesday night for the third annual Mond Trophy at the Centre of Excellence for Science and Maths at Cronton Sixth Form College Cronton Sixth Form College.
Talented year 10 pupils from Wade Deacon High, Saints Peter and Paul, The Bankfield School, The Grange School and Tower College competed in teams of four to take home the trophy.
The Mond Trophy is a Science and Maths competition, developed by the Centre of Excellence at the College to allow local school pupils to demonstrate high level skills in Science and Maths.
There were nine teams in total taking part in this year’s event, completing in six rounds of activities covering Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths.
The final result saw one of the two teams from Wade Deacon High take first place, becoming the 2013 champions. The second Wade Deacon High team were placed second and the third place was presented to a team from Saints Peter and Paul Catholic High School.
Phil Taylor, Head of the Centre of Excellence in Science and Maths said, “We developed the competition three years ago to encourage young students to continue with their study of Maths and Science into year 12 and 13.
“I would like to congratulate all of the teams who took part in the Mond Trophy this year. The teams really enjoyed taking part in the different activities and they all really worked hard competing for the trophy.
“It is exciting to see the interest being developed in STEM areas and we hope schools and colleges will continue to build on this talent and potential. We are already looking forward to next year’s challenge.”