Paston takes Olympiad honours
Science students from North Walsham's Paston College, took gold, silver and bronze in the Science Olympiad organised by UEA. The competition, held at the university over two days, involved students of all ages.
Science students from North Walsham's Paston College, took gold, silver and bronze in the Science Olympiad organised by UEA.
The competition, held at the university over two days, involved students of all ages. The College entered three teams of four who had to pit their wits against students from 7 other Norfolk sixth forms..
The students had to solve a series of challenges using practical experiments in the lab, testing their skills and knowledge across the different branches of science. Activities included chemical testing, biological sampling and identification, conductivity measurements and some geology too. The students analysed water from different sources and matched them to possible places where the water samples came from.
The final of the competition took place in Lecture Theatre 1 at UEA watched by a large audience.
Dr Stephen Whittleton, Head of Science at Paston College said ““Our students did us proud by not just winning but by coming in first, second and third and so bringing home the Olympiad trophy to Paston.”
As well as winning the Olympiad trophy, a very attractive brass pestle and mortar, the students were presented with medals.
- 1 First coastal road marathon in three decades hailed 'magnificent' success
- 2 Road closures in place for north Norfolk marathon
- 3 Holkham pub closes to drinkers to become hotel and restaurant
- 4 North Norfolk hotel named among most romantic and best small stays in UK
- 5 Seven beach walks with a cafe pit stop to try in Norfolk
- 6 Couple about to leave north Norfolk fish and chip shop
- 7 Hundreds visit new art gallery in Cromer in its first week
- 8 'He inspires me' - Alice preps for marathon with her dad
- 9 VOTE NOW: Have your say on Norfolk's best fish and chips
- 10 Town centre toilets to close for six weeks
Gold (1st): Sam Royle, Ollie Rowe, Olexa Solomka and Ben Hodgkins
Silver(2nd) Laurence Grey, Robert Chappell, Will Cowburgh, and Jacob Butler
Bronze (3rd): Jamie Daniels, Ben Thwaites, Shaun Beecroft and David Read
In congratulating the teams College Principal, Peter Mayne said “the result was a fantastic achievement, more evidence of the renaissance which has taken place in Science at the Paston College recently. You have shown that you can compete successfully against sixth formers from schools across the whole county. Well done !”