Seven teams of excited young scientists from local high schools assembled at Cronton Sixth Form last week for the college’s annual science and maths competition.
The competition pitches teams of four talented students from each school against each other as they take part in a series of tasks which involve experiments and investigations in biology, chemistry and physics as well as computing, mathematics and animal management.
Teams from Wade Deacon High School, St Gregory’s Catholic High School, Ormiston Chadwick Academy and Great Sankey High School used communication, teamwork and collaboration to solve problems and demonstrate mathematical and practical skills. Their performances were then scored and graded by staff from the Centre of Excellence for Science and Maths at the college.
After a gruelling competition of activities and challenges, each participant was awarded a certificate by Ben Barton, Head of School and Deputy Head of Cronton Sixth Form. The winning teams were announced as:
- 1st Place – St Gregory’s Catholic High School (Team 1)
- 2nd Place – Wade Deacon High School (Team 1)
- 3rd Place – Ormiston Chadwick Academy
Chris Wright, Programme Leader for Science said, “Congratulations to all of the splendid teams that took part and the staff who helped and supported the students and ran the activities. This was the seventh year the event has taken place and it is always a great success.”