Crest Awards for Saint Paul’s Scientists

A group of Year 9 pupils at Saint Paul’s have been challenged to think, work and communicate like a real scientist as they worked towards the Bronze Crest Award in an after-school Science club.

Crest is a national award scheme organised by The British Science Association which allows the pupils to explore real life projects in an exciting way. It also links closely with the school curriculum and provides creative and engaging learning.

The pupils had to research and design their own project, carry out practical work and then present this work in an attractive written format to communicate the main areas of research and learning. The project was designed to highlight the role of Chemistry in sustainability and also promote educational pathways and careers which can be accessed through study. The project involved designing and creating organic sustainable shampoo bars, their packaging and marketing.