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Helston students reach national finals

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Helston students reach national finals

On the 21st of June, a group of Year 9, 10 and 13 students went to the University of Exeter to attend The Big Bang Fair South West. This is a regional version of the national Science fair which takes place every year in March. As well as getting to meet and interact with a large number of companies and organisations involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), the students also presented their project investigating the effect of food additives on signalling in nerves.

It turned out to be quite a successful day for our students, who won both the digital award for the best use of digital technology in a project, and the South West Young Scientists of the year award. The group have now qualified to take part in the national competition at the NEC next year. There was stiff competition from 30 other projects, and by qualifying this has placed their project amongst the top 200 in the country.