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Sussex school pupils flying the flag for science
8:40am Saturday 12th January 2013 in News
Four brainboxes will be flying the flag for Sussex at a science show.
Avalon Ridler, Lauren Hayes, Eleanor Armitage and Helena Dodd, from Burgess Hill School for Girls, will compete in the National Science and Engineering Competition (NSEC).
The girls earned the right to represent the south east by winning the NSEC regional heat at the Big Bang South East fair in Crawley last July.
They were asked by a local company to design and make a box to test photo detectors that would fit a range of different-sized detectors.
Their magic box will be judged during The Big Bang: UK Scientists and Engineers Fair at ExCel in London from March 14 – 17.
More than £50,000 worth of prizes are on offer, including cash awards and overseas trips.
Entries are now being accepted for the 2013 regional heats, which will again take place at the Big Bang South East Fair at The Hawth, Crawley, on July 2.
For more information visit www.crawleystemfest.co.uk.
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