The Felsted winners were interviewed on Sky News on Friday 8th December 2017.
Sophie and Pheobie, who received a signed book from Bill Gates, will also be involved - along with their classmates - in a range of BSA Science initiatives over the coming year. They comment; “We are so excited to have won this award and that we will be going on to making something that will save children’s lives across the world.”
Director of Learning and Science Teacher at Felsted Prep, Mrs Christina Bury, is fully supportive of these national science initiatives; “We encourage our pupils to understand that they really can make a difference in this world.”
Katherine Mathieson, Chief Executive of the British Science Association, which runs the Youth Grand Challenges, said: “It is so encouraging to see the innovative and thought-provoking solutions the young people involved with the National Discovery
Award competition have come up with – it fills me with optimism about the future.”
Science at Felsted Prep has won a number of awards over the past few years, including being nominated as a Top 3 Science School in the country by TES (Times Education Supplement), a Special Merit Rolls Royce Science Prize, and other national competitions including Big Bang Science & Engineering titles and Young Leaders in Engineering Award.