Super Southwood scientists

SCIENCE pupils are top of the class at Southwood School as seven students celebrate receiving Charters from the British Science Association.

David Ball, Harry Julian, Odi King, Daniel Misdom, Joe Shaw, Sean Taylor and Pavi Thiyagarajah have embraced their Science lessons and worked hard to achieve their new status as Young Science Ambassadors.

As ambassadors they will be expected to communicate their enthusiasm for science, encourage others to think about – and engage in – scientific activity and promote interest in science at home, school or in the community.

The youngsters were presented with their awards by Dr David Sharp from the Open University last week.

As Young Science Ambassadors they will be able to support younger students and promote the study of science within the Conniburrow school.

Preparing for the award was quite a challenge for pupils who had to set up and evaluate investigations, run their own science clubs and finally interview “real scientists” at the Open University.

Science teacher Pauline Thompson – pictured with the pupils and Dr Sharp –also played a big part in encouraging such interest in the subject.

She said: “This is something we’re really proud of!”