School wins Sepa award

The School has been awarded a finalist certificate for its collaboration in the National Air Quality Awards.

Mr Clarke and his geography pupils worked with SEPA to develop educational resources promoting improved air quality and this resulted in a top three finish in the UK for the Best Air Quality Communications Campaign.

Five S3 biologists, Lily Irwin, Mary Lee, Mark McGuire, Azkah Sardar and Zaynab Zahra visited the SEPA Eurocentral headquarters on Monday May 16th where they met Dr Colin Gillespie, the Principal Air Scientist, and Dr Ian Ridgway, Head of Chemistry.

The pupils were then given an introduction to the work SEPA carries out and Dr Gillespie and Dr Ridgway awarded the finalist certificates to each of the three visiting schools.

There was then a fabulous visit round a number of departments and labs where the pupils had the opportunity to learn more about the extensive application of each of the sciences at SEPA. They even got some hands on experience looking at the presence of micro-beads in cosmetics.

It was a very worthwhile visit and an exciting link we hope to maintain with SEPA.




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