Posted by SJV - Wednesday 12 February 2020
Yesterday was all about science communication at Rich's, as Year 9 and 10 contestants competed to win the honour of representing Sir Thomas Rich's at the Famelab Academy Finals in Cheltenham on 26 March. Ten students spoke for three minutes on a STEM topic in front of a Year 8 audience, with the brief being to explain a complex scientific topic in a dynamic and engaging way. Year 12 mentors have been supporting and helping each of the competitors prepare for the event, who all coped admirably with some tough questioning from the judges!
The eventual winner was Harry Walker from 9B, who spoke eloquently on the life cycle of a black hole.
The two runners up were Pav Nasipudi of 9B, who spoke about microplastics, and Adit Ravishankar of 9R, who delighted the audience with his theory on how to win at 'Guess Who' using maths. The other seven students who took part were Mahdi Ahmed 9S; Theo Beck 9T; Ryan Edgell 9S; Benji Grice 9S; Josh King 9R; Aahan Patel 9T; and Jozsef Tyler 9T.
Well done to everyone who took part, watch out for further updates on the FameLab Academy finals, where Sir Thomas Rich's will compete against students from 21 Gloucestershire schools at the Bacon Theatre on 26 March.
You can find out more about FameLab Academy here.