Cardiff University Life Sciences Challenge Runners-up
Category : Events
On 14th September, a team of young scientists from Ysgol Clywedog travelled to Cardiff to take part in the finals of the Cardiff University Life Sciences Challenge 2018. Ysgol Clywedog were the only school in North Wales to make it through to the finals which were held in Cardiff University Medical School.
The boys faced tough opposition from St Cyres, Penarth who won by 4 points. The questions were demanding and the pace was fast. The competition was streamed live and many pupils and staff back home in Wrexham were able to cheer the team along and send their support.
The school are very proud of the team’s achievement in getting so far and essentially being the second best English speaking quiz team in Wales! They competed in 3 other rounds to get to the finals, proving their scientific knowledge and problem solving ability each time. The organisers praised the team for their sportsmanship in such a close competition. Mrs Flanagan, head of science at Ysgol Clywedog said ‘I am so impressed by the standard of the competition. it was incredibly challenging and our team played so well. The support from school and the way this quiz has encouraged other pupils into taking more interest in scientific studies has been incredible.’ The school hope to enter again this year and continue to inspire young medics.