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Winners of the Big Science Breakthrough!

On the evening of 27 September, students from the West Grantham Academy St Hugh’s competed against all the other secondary schools and Grantham College in the "Big Science Breakthrough,"  hosted by Dallas Campbell as part of the Gravity Fields programme.  

The brief given to students was to tell a story of science using creative arts to share their message - creativity! It’s our thing! 

It was a wonderful evening and the standard of the productions was very high, including a fabulous production from Grantham College that included alumni from St Hugh’s - it was great to see them again.

The result was announced by Dr Harry Cliff, a particle physicist from Cambridge University,  and the room erupted into huge applause for our wonderful young people from St Hugh’s (and their wigs!)

The students will now be treated to an all expenses paid trip to the science museum to see the new exhibition, "The Sun: Living with Our Star."  Dr Harry Cliff is the Lead Curator of the exhibition, and our students will get to spend a day with him and his team at the museum.

Huge thanks to Miss Kendall and Miss Mcclellan for creating this amazing project with the students, and for giving so much time to create such a  wonderful piece of scientific theatre.  Their dedication to the students' success was evident in their entire approach to the event, and the outcome is richly deserved! 

Thanks also to Mr Hulse for his unwavering support and encouragement, and for being chief photographer for the night!