School Wins Rolls-Royce Science Prize

The Five Islands School

The Five Islands School has won £1000 in a competition arranged by Rolls-Royce which encourages schools to show innovation in science.

2000 schools enter each year and ours will find out in July if it is one of nine national finalists for a top prize of £15,000 and a day for the pupils with the Red Arrows.

School staff member, Julian Morel, developed a project that would encourage working between the science, technology, p.e. and maths departments of the school and the IOS Wildlife Trust.

The project uses data loggers to remotely monitor temperatures and look at species to see what is going on with the local wildlife

The judges liked it and gave it a special merit award.

Headteacher of the Five Islands School, Bryce Wilby, says these projects help our kids learn because they make science relevant and interesting.