Trio make a splash in national contest

Newminster pupils Daniel Wild, Joseph Dowd, William Lee and Ben Gascoigne with their entry.
Newminster pupils Daniel Wild, Joseph Dowd, William Lee and Ben Gascoigne with their entry.
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AN idea with plenty of fizz won a trio of talented Morpeth pupils a place at a major UK event.

Millie Chambers, Erin Cooper and Robyn Evans, excelled in the heats of the National Science and Engineering Competition with a project that tests ingredients to create the ultimate bath bomb product, a hard-packed mixture of chemicals which effervesces when wet.

The Newminster Middle School and Technology College students will be among the North East representatives at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair in March, where they will come face-to-face with top celebrity judges in a Dragons’ Den style pitch process for the final of the contest.

Robyn said: “This competition has taken us on an amazing journey and we’ve definitely got our sights set on the big prize.”

The fair – the UK’s largest celebration of science and engineering for young people – will be held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

Other groups from Newminster taking part in the heats included Daniel Wild, Joseph Dowd, William Lee and Ben Gascoigne, who researched how a gun fires, and Natalie Urwin, Raven Ward-Baker, Kathleen Swinglehurst and Ellie Boughen, who looked into whether or not pollution would affect the growth of cress seeds.

For more information about the competition, visit www.nsecuk.org