Youngsters win UK science in art university competition

Dorcas with her award.

Dorcas with her award. - Credit: Shane Dean

Two students from Worle have won a UK science prize.

Dorcas, a year seven student of Priory Community School Academy (PCSA), won first prize in the University of Bristol life sciences competition and Emma Payne in year eight won second prize.

The competition was open to 11-16 year olds across the UK and they both received a certificate and scientific book. 

The awards continue on the success from last year where PCSA students won first place in the 12-16 category and a student from Castle Batch Primary School Academy gained third place in the eight to 11 year olds category.

Vicky Bush, head of Key Stage Two science, who is also a former PCSA student, said: “This was an outstanding achievement. I am so pleased that I can work closely with University of Bristol to enable our students to access such an amazing competition.”

PCSA principal Angelos Markoutsas added: “Well done to Dorcas and Emma for a truly superb achievement in such a prestigious university competition.”

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