Budding scientists across Rhondda Cynon Taf were rewarded last week as they received the prestigious CREST Star awards for their science investigations.
In total 430 children aged 5 11 years old, from 22 Rhondda Cynon Taf primary schools received certificates last week.
The CREST Star Investigators scheme is a UK-wide award that enables children to solve scientific problems through practical investigation. The activities focus on thinking about, talking about, and doing science.
The CREST Star Investigators is made up of three award categories: Star, SuperStar and MegaStar. In addition, interested children are also offered the opportunity to become Young Science Ambassadors (YSAs).
29 children from Rhondda Cynon Taf were crowned with the Mega Stars awards and 9 children are now Young Science Ambassadors for their schools. This exciting role, which supports and promotes science within the school and community, enables the children to use their new skills from the MegaStar award and promote their passion for science to younger children.
The children were also treated to a science show during the award ceremony called Mad Science with Professor Kaos, which showed the children the crazy experiments that they can look forward to trying out.
Councillor Eudine Hanagan, Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning who attended the event, said: “It is really pleasing to see young children getting excited about science and also achieving these fantastic awards. By taking part in the CREST Star Investigators scheme children can develop and learn from their experiences through fun and exciting investigations – we may even have a budding Einstein or Darwin amongst us! Well done to all those children who received their awards.”
For further information on the CREST Star Investigators scheme visit click HERE or speak to your school to find out what science clubs are taking place.