By Teresa Gomez, Communications and Marketing

31 May 2016 - 11:17

We want our pupils to learn independently, we want them to have a thirst for knowledge, to make discoveries and make comparisons. And, what is most important, for them to reach their own conclusions. This is the goal of the Duperier Science Prize.

The winners of this great accolade receive a 50% credit towards registration fees for the London International Youth Science Forum, organised by Imperial College in London. This is a prestigious programme with first-rate scientists and lasts for two weeks.

The bar was very high indeed. Year 12 presentations were really professional and our students demonstrated a high level of scientific vocabulary, a passion for Science and a great curiosity for the world around us.

This year the Secondary projects awarded this prize were:

  1. The effect of climate change on ocean currents.
  2. What is the effect of rising temperatures on the tuning of a guitar?
  3. The effect of different music frequency spectrums on the growth rates of the Escherichia Coli bacillus.
  4. Is there a relation between the use of SPF creams and their reduction in effectiveness over time.
  5. An investigation on the factors affecting the viscosity of honey.
  6. The effects of long-distance running on knees, what is the best running surface?

Congratulations to all the students and their team of Science teachers supporting them throughout their projects.