Mark Gaskin from Lawtronic Limited visited Smithdon High School in Hunstanton to judge the Year 9 Science projects. The projects were completed by all students in the year, involving investigations into a wide range of topics, including How do Polar Bears Keep Warm?, What Effect Do Different Soft Drinks Have on our Teeth and Our Mood?, What is the Best Method of Preventing Rusting? and How do Pandas Digest Bamboo? Having spent time reviewing the projects and meeting staff, students and the throng of parents who visited the final exhibition, Mr Gaskin also attended a full school assembly to make presentations to the winning teams. The winning project was entitled How Does Music Affect Us? The team, which consisted of Frida Drewery, Isabel Brown and Danielle Young, completed an impressive project involving three different research strands which were all pulled together to evaluate how music affects our feelings, heart rate and cognitive ability. The Science Department prize was awarded to the project entitled Microbes, which was an analysis of microbe colonies around the school.
Pictured above, Mr Gaskin is pictured far left, next to joint heads of science Cat Rushden and Sarah Robinson, and the winning science project teams.