On Tuesday 20th February St John’s on-the-Hill School held the second in its series of Science Fairs, with a host of entrants from Years 5 and 6 descending upon the Singleton Hall to battle it out for the Science Fair Trophy. Yet again, the quality of the entries was astounding and the judges had their work cut out for them.

A number of entries stood out immediately, with a superb standard of presentation evident on the day. Kryštof Soukup-Carne’s hydraulic arm caught the eye, mechanically manipulating objects to the delight of the crowds. There was also slime galore as Archie Evans and Freddie Wade got their hands dirty and everyone was able to join in!

Unfortunately, there were simply too many wonderful entries to name them all and in the end the judges’ decision came down to scientific understanding, with Henry Maynard’s Electricity Show taking first prize in Year 5.

First prize in Year 6 went to Harry Baker, whose investigation into sugary drinks should be a real eye-opener for many of us and a reminder to take good care of our teeth! The depth and relevance of Harry’s project meant that he was also awarded the Science Fair Trophy as the overall winner of the event. Well done, Harry!

Prizes were awarded as follows:

Year 5

1st place: Henry Maynard (Electricity Show)

2nd place: Emily Martin (Cereal Scientist)

3rd place: Thomas Soloman (Orrery Modelling)

Year 6

1st place: Harry Baker (Sugary Drinks Investigation)

2nd place: Oliver Hoare, Oscar Bond and Benji Barker (Magnetism Experiments)

3rd place: Katie Rayner (Copper Coin Reactions)

Overall Winner: Harry Baker