Schools invited to shine with launch of Bright Sparks Awards 6 April, 2018

Young braniacs from schools across Kent are invited to come up with inventive ways to change the world.

The 2018 KM Bright Sparks awards, sees finalists compete at a Dragon’s Den-inspired final held at Discovery Park in order to win trophies and a £500 cash prize.

The collaborative science projects are an excellent way to test cross-curricular skills in maths, IT, science and engineering.

Students will be expected to present a variety of investigations and inventions to a panel of judges, and star in a short film that is screened during the awards event.

Last year, the champions’ crown and £500 prize money went to pupils from Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar, Canterbury for their ‘Does Biodiversity Make You Happy?’ project.

Their investigation involved testing more than 600 individuals to confirm a positive correlation between spending time in the school’s orchard and improved psychological and physiological wellbeing.

For more information on the awards, or to watch the 2017 video, please follow this link: http://www.kmcharityteam.co.uk/schools/brightspark/