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Sydenham schoolgirls go science-mad at the Royal Institution
SCIENCE-MAD schoolgirls from Sydenham have learned from the greats by visiting the oldest independent research body in the world.
A group of 13-year-old students from Sydenham School in Dartmouth Road had a golden opportunity to extend their knowledge thanks to a Serious About Science event at the Royal Institution in central London last month.
During the day a host of activities were laid on for the students drawn from schools all over the UK.
The girls learned how to make a mobile phone and send a text message on it, heard about internet safety, investigated storage problems on boats and boarded a full-sized wind surfer to explore wind energy.
They also grilled a marine biologist about climate change issues and the importance of sea currents.
Sydenham School science teacher Amy Vickers said: "It was a thrill to stand next to the statue of Michael Faraday in the grand entrance and also have a chance to carry out all sorts of experiments and witness numerous interesting demonstrations in rooms, labs and the famous lecture hall associated with many of the UK’s most celebrated scientists - including 14 Nobel prize-winners."
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