Pupil’s project is commended at competition

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A talented pupil from Northumberland has received a top award in a national science and engineering competition.

Jessica Mater, from Bothal Middle School, received highly commended in the Junior Science and Maths category at the National Science and Engineering Competition.

Jessica’s project really caught our imagination and we hope that Jessica inspires other young people to enter the competition

Imran Khan

Jessica won the award for her project investigating the age we lead the fittest lifestyle.

The results of the nationwide competition were announced at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair at The NEC in Birmingham last week.

Jessica said: “It feels incredible to have achieved Highly Commended in the Junior category.

“The best and most important discoveries and inventions are down to science and engineering, and this contest has helped me to realise that I want to be a part of that in the future.”

Imran Khan, chief executive of the British Science Association, which runs the competition, said: “We’re thrilled that Jessica’s project has been awarded this prestigious honour at The Big Bang Fair this year.

“Her project really caught our imagination and we hope that Jessica inspires other young people to enter the competition.”