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Young scientists visit campus for British Science Week

Pupils from local schools expand their STEM skills with Middlesex workshops

Pupils with robot

Middlesex celebrated British Science week by inviting pupils from schools across North London to take part in our Young Scientist’s Competition.

Judged by academics from the School of Science and Technology, the competition saw pupils propose unique and exciting experiments around the theme of Spaces for Science: Science in Spaces.

Groups from 16 participating primary schools were invited to the unique science event on campus, taking part in a range of engaging workshops. This included learning to extract DNA from peas, programming robots and using motion capture technology.

The winning experiment, which aimed to discover if time goes quicker in space via the novel method of finger nail growth, was presented by Kiani Patel and Vritika Ravisangam from Hendon Preparatory School.

Aisha Choksy, teacher and science coordinator at Islamia Girls School said: "The Young Scientist competition was an awe inspiring experience for our four year 6 pupils. They and their parents thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were inspired by the knowledge and practical experience gained during this event."

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