BUDDING scientists from Sheldon School in Chippenham demonstrated their scientific knowledge at the annual science fair.

The event, organised by the Year 7s themselves, gave dozens of pupils the opportunity to show off to stimulate their desire for learning about a particular subject that interests them.

Pupils designed subjects on parachutes, blood and the digestive system at the fair on January 25, but Melia Chiu and Callie Reeves’s display on heat transfer and melting chocolate, Finnlay Blands’s hovercraft project and Darcy Whittington and Charlotte Samuels’ slime projects were chosen as the overall winners.

Peter Jones, science teacher at Sheldon School said: “This year’s Sheldon science fair has been excellent.

“Many students went away from the fair wanting to investigate further the projects they had seen or taken part in and this is exactly the sort of enquiry we are aiming to develop.”

The overall winners, which were picked by the pupils, will now face others in a Bristol final later this year.