AFTER a summer working on their Nuffield Bursary projects, students from The King’s School in Chester successfully presented their work at the CREST awards at the World Museum Liverpool.
Ben Moss, 18, of Rossett, carried out his project at OpTIK in St Asaph, working on a robotic finger controlled by optical wires, and achieved a CREST Gold Award.
He has also submitted his work for the Big Bang Competition, which is a national science and engineering competition.
Siobhan Barnard, 18, of Chester, working with Liverpool University, undertook a project involving the collation and analysis of data for Key Stage 2 results of schools in the Ellesmere Port area.
Her placement was with the Ellesmere Port Education Improvement Partnership.
Graham Bendall, 17, of Mold worked under Dr Paul French at Liverpool John Moores University, studying the use of lasers in cutting modern composite materials as commonly used in the aerospace industry.
All three received certificates and were commended by the judges at the CREST awards.
Sixth formers Matthew Chadwick, 17, of Higher Kinnerton, and James Edholm, 17, of Chester, although not awarded Nuffield Bursaries, worked on projects over the summer.
James was asked to return to OpTIK for another four weeks as a result of his successful time there the previous year, when he was too young to be there as a Nuffield Bursary student and Matthew worked on a project at ABB Engineering in Warrington.