Faulkner’s pupil in Science Prize final

December 5, 2016

Faulkner’s pupil Megan Gregory (KL) has been selected in the final 12 of the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory School Science Prize.

Pupils were asked to submit a short essay entitled Why I Love Science and Megan’s entry detailed how an evening of ‘Googling’ weird facts sparked her interest in the subject. She went on to say how her continued curiosity, along with her motivation to find answers and problem-solve, meant she went from having little interest in science to wanting to pursue a career in it.

Megan’s essay was chosen from a pool of 115 entries and her final selection means she will now visit the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxford next week where she will embark on a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the high-powered laser facilities before giving a two-minute presentation on her love of science.

A special mention must also go to Rosie Talbot (KL) who was judged by our Science Department to be the internal winner from all the Bradfield pupil entries. Rosie’s essay focused on science as a process of discovery and how the excitement of knowing that scientific discovery will never finish is the reason behind her love for the subject.