East London Science School wins fifth SUOS competition
Congratulations to East London Science School on winning the 2019 Scrub Up On Science competition. Year 10’s Team Eclipse investigation of the effervescence of a bathbomb using different amounts of citric acid and bicarbonate of soda, plus their impressive knowledge and understanding of chemistry, saw off stiff competition from the other finalists at London Zoo on 18 June 2019 in the fifth SUOS annual competition.
Team Eclipse is a group of four enthusiastic students who get together in the school lab at lunchtime. “I think we all have a feeling of relief and enjoyment at the same time,” they said on winning the competition. “It’s proof of our achievement over six months’ effort since our very first bathbomb, which was awful!”
Of course it is crucial to have enthusiastic teachers and it was their teacher Yanni Chatzi and her love of cosmetics and making her own that led them to Scrub Up On Science. “I saw SUOS and thought they would definitely love it,” she said. “We’re going to need to find their successors for next year as they’ll be doing GCSEs.”