These adventurous, curious and passionate students and teachers inspire our work. 


Read their stories and discover how real research has impacted their lives.

STUDENTYear 12 studentsSir Robert Woodard AcademySubject: Chemistry

These three students have been creating ionic liquids that could potentially be used to absorb waste chemical dyes widely used in the textiles industry.

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STUDENTAmy WalterPlymouth High School for GirlsSubject: Astronomy, Physics

A pandemic could not hold back this budding astronomer from researching the stars. She turned a time of uncertainty and transition into a growth opportunity.

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Sahabina KhuranaSTUDENTSahiba KhuranaAlec Reed Academy, LondonSubject: Medicine

In Year 10, Sahiba was awarded a Silver Crest Award for her first-ever research project. Her work tracked the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica using satellite images.

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James AllenTEACHERJames AllenHelston Community College, CornwallSubject: Biology

A huge supporter of research in schools, the Head of Biology for Helston Community College believes experience is key to truly understanding science.

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TEACHERRazika BerbouchaLampton School, LondonSubject: Physics

Recipient of the international Gratnells National Science Technician of the Year Award, Razika is passionate about physics and research in schools.

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Lauren ChartersSTUDENTLauren ChartersSimon Langton Girls’ Grammar School, KentSubject: Behaviour science

At 17, this pioneering young scientist led her peers on a research project which proved the physical and mental benefits of biodiversity.

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STUDENTEllie FoxTapton School, YorkshireSubject: Biology

Investigating the genes of zebrafish embryos turned this nonplussed student into a passionate scientist who continues to charter her course within biological research.

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Peter HatfieldSTUDENTPeter HatfieldSimon Langton Grammar School for Boys, KentSubject: Astrophysics, Engineering, Maths

From collecting galactic data to designing a cosmic ray detector, research in school propelled Peter into a career of scientific research.

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Chantal NobsSTUDENTDr Chantal NobsFolkstone Grammar School, KentSubject: Physics

Her exposure to physics research during her A levels, and a school trip to CERN, convinced this now scientist that research was an achievable goal. 

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