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Scientists from Uppingham Community College win place in final

From left, pupil Erin Smith, former Tomorrow's World presenter Kate Bellingham, and pupil Alexa Smith.

From left, pupil Erin Smith, former Tomorrow's World presenter Kate Bellingham, and pupil Alexa Smith.

Keen scientists from Uppingham Community College have won a place in the final of a national competition.

Year 10 pupils Erin Smith and Alexa Smith were chosen by their teachers to take part in The Big Bang which is a science and engineering competition for secondary school pupils.

They won a bronze award for their presentation, titled Couldn’t You Just Use Water, which aimed to find out whether water is more effective at removing eye make-up than commercial eye make-up removers.

Having found that water is not effective, the girls sought to establish which ingredient in the winning remover might be responsible for the effect.

They won the regional heat in Derby and will now compete in the next round in Birmingham in March.

Our picture shows Uppingham Community College pupils Erin Smith and Alexa Smith with the former Tomorrow’s World presenter Kate Bellingham at the regional competition in Derby.

 

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