Dartford school celebrates science award win

PUBLISHED: 18:00 10 July 2014

Picture: PA/David Davies

Picture: PA/David Davies

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Students were thrilled after their "enthusiasm" helped them win a prestigious award at a regional science fair.

Kristina Cogswell, Chloe Ford, Katie Smith and Rebecca Steel, of Dartford Science and Technology College, Heath Lane, won the Elekta Award for Science at the Big Bang South East Fair on July 1.

Their project “Testing Alternative Fuels” was praised, with judges complimenting their “lovely scientific procedure” and “enthusiasm for practical work”.

Their award was presented to them by Prof Andrew Lloyd, Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Brighton.

The event, held at the South of England Showground, is the biggest of its kind in the region and was attended by more than 4,000 children and young adults from the ages of nine to 19.

The principal sponsors are CGG, the world’s leading geophysical company.

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