CHESTER MP Stephen Mosley has congratulated two A level students after they reached the final of the British Science Association’s National Science & Engineering Competition.
The competition, showcasing some of the brightest talents in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering and technology, took place at London’s Excel Centre.
Jessica Birt, of Bishops’ Bluecoat High School in Chester, was awarded the runner-up prize in the science and mathematics 17-18 year old category for her project Behavioural Ecology of the Pteronura Brasiliensis (Giant Otters) at the Chester Zoological Gardens.
Jessica, hoping to study medicine at university, said: “The project was really enjoyable. I spent my summer in Chester Zoo studying one of the rarest captive animals in the world. The zoo has since installed an underwater viewing area as part of the giant otter enclosure after I suggested it would be a good idea.”
Ben Moss, from The King’s School, was also awarded a High Commendation in the engineering and technology 17-18 year old category for his project.