Ruislip Residents' Association

Haydon School Students Win A Prestigious Science Competition

The Team Haydon School in Eastcote is attended by many students who live in Ruislip and,therefore,the Ruislip Residents' Association is pleased to make local residents aware of their students' recent success.

Four Year 11 students: Shivam Chauhan, Daniel Jenkins, Emilia Lawer and Lauren Wallis, entered the Imperial College London Faculty of Natural Sciences Schools' Competition. This is a challenge open to all the schools in Greater London in which students are challenged to come up with an innovative idea that utilised nano science to produce both clean drinking water and renewable energy simultaneously, with the particular focus on LEDCs.

From over 80 entrants the school's team were selected for the last 8 places and had to present their idea to the judges at the final which was held at Imperial College on Monday, March 14th. It was attended by parents,friends and science teachers from Haydon School including Mr.Nathan Francis who entered the team into the competition. The judging panel included Dr.Helen Sharman OBE FRSC, the first British person in space and Dr.Simon Foster, the rocket scientist from Sky 1's Duck Quacks Don't Echo. The team had to show a five minute video, deliver a five minute presentation and answer questions put to them by the judges.

Presentation to the winning teamDespite fierce competition from two teams of KS5 students and others from public schools the team, known as Newton's
, wowed the judges with the presentation of their complex idea, even giving a demonstration using glitter and a bubble machine to ensure that the audience was both well informed and thoroughly entertained. They were praised by the judges for their confident delivery and admirable team work.

Each member of the team won a £100 Amazon voucher and an all inclusive tour of the Diamond Light Source Synchotron in Oxfordshire, which is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, as well as an offer of summer placements at Imperial College London's Science Laboratories.

Congratulations to the team and Mr.Francis.

Published in Secondary on 05 May 2016. Updated on 03 July 2016
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