The Laurus Trust Science Fair is an annual competition between Trust secondary schools where teams of students present projects based on a central theme.
This year, the theme was ‘Bright Futures’ for our planet.
As the winners and runners up of our internal science fair earlier this year, three teams were chosen to represent CHHS; Team Aquanet, Team Frogspawn and Team EcoBrains.
They went against the top teams from each school, competing to take the victory for their school.
CHHS students presented varied and interesting projects.
Team AquaNet, who won our internal science fair, presented a prototype design of an aqua net, to pick up waste plastic from the ocean and utilise the process of pyrolysis to convert the plastic into a fuel source.
Next up was Team Frogspawn with an investigation into the effects of rising water temperatures on premature frogspawn hatching.
Finally, Team EcoBrains presented a model of coral bleaching to highlight the effects of rising global temperatures on coral.
Devoting time and effort into producing excellent presentation posters, constructing projects, and presenting them, the teams truly committed themselves to their work.
The standard of the projects from all schools was incredibly high and all three teams did our school proud.
They all presented eloquently to students at LCH and staff from across the Trust.
It was a tough competition, but we’re delighted to share that Team EcoBrains took home the victory!
Judges were impressed by their demonstration which used a model covered in thermochromic nail varnish and boiling water to replicate coral bleaching.
They received a trophy, a STEM badge each and earned CHHS the right to host next year’s Trust Science Fair!
Well done to everyone who took part in this year’s Science Fairs, we can’t wait to see what you come up with next!
Find out more about Science at CHHS.