Five teams of enthusiastic young scientists from local high schools have been competing against one another at Cronton Sixth Form for the annual Mond Science and Maths trophy.
Talented pupils from four local schools were pitched against each other as they took part in a series of science, maths and engineering based tasks involving experiments and investigations.
Teams from Ormiston Chadwick Academy, Sandymoor High School, Saints Peter and Pauls Catholic High School and two teams from Wade Deacon High School demonstrated fantastic teamwork, communication and problem solving skills to complete the scientific tasks, which made for a very competitive competition. Their performances were then scored by tutors and staff from the Centre of Excellence for Science and Maths to decide an overall winning team.
Following the competition, an award ceremony took place where all participants were awarded a certificate by Ben Barton, Head of School and Deputy Head of Cronton Sixth Form. Sandymoor High School were then crowned champions of the event after an outstanding performance.
Ben Barton commented on the evening, “Congratulations to all of the fantastic teams that participated in the event, we run this event every year but this one has definitely been one of the best yet. I am already looking forward to next year’s competition.”