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.
This year’s finalists are:
- ‘PCMS A’, from Pui Ching Middle School in Macau
- ‘Forte’, from Bablake School in Coventry
- ‘Sciencesteins’, from Henrietta Barnett School in London
- ‘Mitro-Power’, from Hayes School in Bromley
- ‘The Modern Day Einsteins’, from Parkstone Grammar School in Dorset
- ‘Handy-Capables’, from Haydon School in Pinner
- ‘Team Severndale Specialist Academy’, from Severndale Specialist Academy in Shropshire
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.
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