Shrewsbury School

Pupils put their observation skills to the test in Hawksley-Burbury Science Competition

Wednesday 27 April 2022

The Hawksley-Burbury Science Competition is our annual Practical Science competition and is open to any scientist in the Fifth and Sixth Forms, testing skills of observation and scientific deduction.

The competition is named after Samuel Hawksley-Burbury (OS 1848-50), a former Head of School who went on to become a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).

It consists of three sections (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) in each of which candidates are set a number of short tasks requiring careful observation and analysis.

It is not necessary to be studying these subjects at AS or A2 level to take part, as the competition does not require specialised knowledge.

Thirty-three students took part in this year’s competition.

Overall winner:       Ollie C (Rb, V)

Prox accessit:          Oscar E (Ph, LVI) and Emily C (G, LVI)

Individual practical winners:
    Biology:               Vanessa W (EDH, LVI)
    Chemistry:           Marco C (O, UVI)
    Physics:               Hal C (Rt, V)

Ollie will be presented with his prize at the Academic Prizegiving during Speech Day at the end of the Summer Term.

David Wray
Head of Science Outreach

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