25 March 2021
This year's British Science Week competition was to decide what has been the 'Most influential invention EVER'. We had some fantastic entries from our talented students! The winners each receive an Easter egg and a certificate from the Science department. All entries receive a house point, small prize and entry certificate. We thought that we would share the first, second and third place prize winning entries with you.
The winner was Oscar D, in year 7, with this amazing poem about electricity, which you can read below.
Most influential invention by Oscar (Year 7)
Don’t you think it’s clear that electricity is the most influential invention
Without it you wouldn’t be reading this poem
Imagine not being able to even watch tv
No matter even trying to make a cup of tea
Everyday we use electricity and we don’t even take it in
There would be no phones, no laptops
Just wooden toys and tops that spin
Benjamin Franklin was so clever look at what he did
Before he knew sparks were flying around the national grid
Taking power from house to house to help us in our day
To heat our homes to entertain us and to light our way
Putting conductive elements together
Making a current that we can use wherever
Creating a stealing-electron-pattern
Lighting up cities like New York and Manhattan
We flick a switch for instant light
Anytime of day or night
Charging our phones, toasting our bread
Lighting alarm clocks next to the bed
Drying our clothes, hoovering the floor
The list goes on for evermore
You can even use it to power your car
But it might not take you very far
It’s hard to explain the nuts and bolts
But it’s all to do with resistance, currents and volts
Without electricity life would be tragic
It really is a feat of magic
In second place was Amelia W, in year 7, with her video on dressing gowns, which you can watch below.
In third place was Maryam, in year 10, with her powerpoint presentation on vaccines, which you can view below.
Well done and thank you to everyone who entered.
Miss E. Keel
Teacher of Science