Scilly’s School In Running For Science Prize

The Five Islands School

The Five Islands School could win £20,000 in a Rolls Royce science competition today.

There are four other finalists who have also, like our school, have already been awarded £5,000 for scientific equipment during the process.

Science teacher Laura Beattie and teaching assistant Julian Morel have overseen the project within the school. They’ve worked with Jaclyn Pearson and Julie Love from the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust.

Julie says they’ll visit Rolls Royce in Derby, before being bussed to the Science Museum in London, where they will learn whether they’ve won the cash.

Julie says the school’s award entry is for the Wildlife Trust’s work in taking science outdoors. The students designed bird feeders for different birds and undertook experiments with worms on the wet meadow, as part of their data recording exercise.

Julie says pupils of all ages have enjoyed the sessions outside the classroom and thinks it’s a good way of learning as opposed to a traditional classroom-based science lesson.