Ely College science students come second in experiment competition held by Michell Instruments

Ely College. Picture: Steve Williams.

Ely College. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A team of pupils from Ely College came second in a science and technology competition held by Michell Instruments.

A team of pupils from Ely College came second in a science and technology competition held by Michell Instruments.

The science and technology competition for year seven and eight students in Cambridgeshire is now in its second year.

The competition was organised by Ely-based sensing and instrumentation manufacturer Michell Instruments, who set entrants the task of designing, conducting and reporting on the results of an experiment.

There were five schools that entered the competition and a total of 15 teams.


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Swavesey Village College were crowned the winners while teams from Ely College came close with their experiments to demonstrate diffusion.

The contest was judged by Dr Stephanie Bell from the National Physical Laboratory; Dr Peter Wothers from Cambridge University; Dr Chris Smith from the Naked Scientists; John Elworthy, Editor of the Ely Standard and Mike Bannister, CEO of Michell Instruments.

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Michell’s Science competition is part of their on-going programme of schools

outreach activities which also include offering work experience placements and

participation in careers events in local schools.

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