Formula for success

Morpeth's Newminster Middle School pupils who have received CREST science certificates (left to right-back row) Emma Shuttleworth, Alex Knight, Rosie Kelly, Megan Kelly, Hannah Brydon, Neve Gascoigne and (front three-left to right) Katie Wilcock, Harry Shashoua and Eleanor Scott.
Morpeth's Newminster Middle School pupils who have received CREST science certificates (left to right-back row) Emma Shuttleworth, Alex Knight, Rosie Kelly, Megan Kelly, Hannah Brydon, Neve Gascoigne and (front three-left to right) Katie Wilcock, Harry Shashoua and Eleanor Scott.

MORPETH school pupils have been rewarded for their successful science schemes.

A total of 20 students at Newminster Middle School and Technology College have gained Bronze CREST awards after completing 10-hour projects after school on various aspects of the subject.

They included testing the effect of different shampoos on the strength of hair, the effectiveness of different make up removals, the synthesis of aspirin and the diffusion rates in tea bags.

CREST is Britain’s largest national award scheme for project work in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

They can be included in personal records of achievement and used to enhance applications to universities, colleges and potential employers.