Last call for school science competition

Students and dragons celebrate science and success at the KM Bright Spark Awards 2016, staged at Discovery Park, Sandwich on Friday, July 1.

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Schools have just two weeks left in which to submit entries for the KM Bright Sparks science Awards. The deadline for submitting entries is noon on Friday June 1.

The awards aim to excite a passion for science subjects among pupils, with children encouraged to collaborate using cross-curricular skills in maths, IT, science and engineering to innovate and create. The competition categories are innovation, investigation and invention, and the overall Bright Spark Awards champions will win a top prize of £500.

There are no age restrictions so both primary and secondary schools can get involved, and there is no limit to the number of entries a school or even a group of students can submit, and each entry will be judged separately.

Shortlisted entrants will be invited to take part in a Dragon’s Den-style final event at Discovery Park, Sandwich on Friday July 6, when videos explaining their projects will be shown before the students take to the stage to describe their creations and answer the judges’ questions.

Different panels of dragons will judge the varying categories or year groups, and award trophies and experience prizes to the students and schools.

The awards’ judges are Megger, Global Associates, Pfizer, Discovery Park, Benenden Hospital Trust, BAE Systems, Astro Communications and Golding Vision (part of Golding Homes).

For more information, visit kmcharityteam.co.uk and search for Bright Sparks or ring the KM Charity Team on 0844 264 0291.

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