On Thursday 8th March, Year 7 pupils from Winterfold School, Chaddesley Corbett participated in the Darwin Science Competition held at Shrewsbury School.
Teams of four put both their general knowledge and practical skills to the test against Year 7 pupils from a number of other Prep Schools in the region.
The morning started with a wide variety of activities, from quizzes to smelling tests in all three scientific disciplines. After lunch, there were three rounds of practical skills tests in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, each with its own particular challenge for the teams. The pupils were full of enthusiasm for the subject and clearly had lots of fun.
The highlight of the day was winning the Physics Practical Award for ingenuity and problem solving. Teams were required to build their own electromagnet and get it to hold as much mass as possible. Not only did one of our Winterfold teams achieve this but they also broke the Shrewsbury record of 2.5Kg, raising it to a new high of 2.9Kg.