FoNS Schools Science Competition: 2019 finalists selected!


The FoNS School's Science Competition trophies from 2018

This year’s Schools Science Competition was launched in October 2018.

It's themed around the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change.

Teams were asked to focus on one of the following specific goals, and to come up with a new and innovative scientific solution in response to the following themes:

  • Zero Hunger - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Good Health and Wellbeing - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Clean Water and Sanitation - Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
  • Affordable and Clean Energy - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Climate Action - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Life Below Water - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
  • Life on Land - Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

Over 150 teams of students registered for the competition this year, from secondary schools across the UK and overseas. Seven teams have now been selected to take part in the final.

The finalists

This year’s finalists are:

The final will take place on the evening of Wednesday 27 March 2019. All are welcome to attend and tickets will be available via the website soon.


Rebecca Middleton

Rebecca Middleton
Faculty of Natural Sciences

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