This year in our Key Stage 3 Science Club, we offered the opportunity for the girls to work towards awards in the Crest Award Scheme for the first time.
To achieve their Bronze award, the girls chose a project title, researched it, carried out experiments, and concluded and evaluated their results. Their project took them approximately 10 hours work. The projects were on a broad range of topics, including fingerprinting, bath bombs, antacids, energy content of food, washing hair and the material used to make swimming costumes.
To achieve a Silver award, the girls researched a scientific question, and then designed and completed a project that took around 30 hours. The Silver awards were marked externally by the Crest Project organisers.
So far fifteen Year 7 and 8 students achieved their Crest Bronze Award, one Year 9 student achieved her Crest Silver Award, and there are still a few girls still working towards completing their projects. Congratulations to all that took part.
You can see some of our scientists in action below…