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St. Mary's wins National Science Video award

Published Monday 21st of May 2012 10:43:16 AM

Five girls from St. Mary's School in Gerrards Cross have been awarded third prize in a National Science and Engineering competition. The girls had to create a 30 second video explaining a scientific concept on the theme of motion, which non-scientists could understand. The students chose to explain how hot air balloons work and their video was selected from over 70 entries from other schools by an expert panel, including Professor Robert Winston, astronaut Richard Garriott, Dr James Logan and Dr Yan Wong.

The three Year 7 and two Year 8 girls, (Grace Hambrook, Neelum Joshi, Sarah Minhas, Sasha Hurst and Elizabeth Marshall) wrote their own script, built a balloon and produced the film. The girls have won a trip to the Air Kix indoor sky diving centre at Milton Keynes, where they will find out for themselves how it feels to fly! To see the girls video visit www.youtube.com. The video is called 'St Marys Balloons' and is listed under the Prove It Science Competition.

Mrs Kingston, Head of Science, said, 'The girls were very enthusiastic about the project. They came up with the idea themselves and really enjoyed creating the script and producing the video'.
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