Pupils in Years 7 and 8 from across the North West Region have been battling it out to be crowned winners of the prestigious North West Schools Science Competition, run by the North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT).
The challenge was to submit an essay stating “Why I want to be a scientist” in less than 500 words, with the chance to win an iPad Mini and £250 for their school to spend on science equipment.
A 13-strong shortlist was drawn up by a panel of judges (including me to represent the Museum). The shortlist were then invited to compete in the ‘Competition Final’ held last night at the Museum.
The Winner in Year 8 was Daisy Wilson from Cheadle Hulme High School. She said “This evening has been a great opportunity. I am delighted to have won the iPad Mini and my school is going to be really pleased to receive the £250.” The Runner Up was Opeyemi Lamina from Withington Girls School.
The Winner in Year 7 was Miliani Fraser-Fletcher from Cheadle Hulme School who commented “I was very nervous but thought that everyone who presented tonight did really well.” The Runner Up in Year 7 was Lottie Burnett also from Cheadle Hulme School.
It was brilliant to hear the pupil’s passion and enthusiasm for science and the high level of entries gave us judges a difficult time when making the decision over the winners!