Shrewsbury School

Salopians enter Virtual Science Fair

Friday 26 March 2021

As part of our ongoing collaboration with Oundle School and Imperial College London, this year the traditional Science Fair was turned virtual competition and three talented Shrewsbury School pupils have entered.

The competition has been opened to all Year 10 and Year 11 members of the Oundle, Shrewsbury and Imperial STEM Potential cohorts – scientifically-minded pupils from state schools in each area who are selected from applications each year – and the 4th and 5th Form of the partner schools. The submissions will be judged by STEM Potential teachers including a representative of Imperial College London and the standard is always impressive.

The students have been invited to research and/or investigate a scientific/mathematical/technological problem or topic that interests them and submit multiple pieces of detailed work after a period of two months. This may involve conducting experiments at home, online and offline research and designing/building an article of scientific/technological interest.  

Hal C (IV, Rt) has researched the methods computers use to general random numbers while Anu S (V, Rt) and Godwin Y (V, SH) have combined to jointly investigate the search for extra-terrestrial life.

The final submission consists of three parts.

  1. An abstract: this introduces the title of the project and a summary of what was achieved in no more than 300 words.
  2. A recorded presentation: this demonstrates the research and/or experiments, lasting no more than 7 minutes.
  3. A poster: this summarises the project.

The posters of both Shrewsbury School submissions are below – we wish Hal, Anu and Godwin the very best of luck in the competition!


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