Science Fair 2019
Hampton’s budding scientists showcased their talent at the annual Lower School Science Fair. Lower Sixth pupil Alex Fagan reports on the event:
Teams of pupils from the First, Second and Third Year entered projects to be judged as part of the annual Science Fair. The competition, run by Hampton’s Physics department, showed the boys’ ingenuity and creativity outside of the classroom.
There were a large variety of entries this year, ranging from hydraulics to machine learning. Second Year pupil Felix Von der Geest won the grand prize for his captivating and interesting work on the subjectivity of Hampton boys.
Entrants also included a number of boys from Hampton Prep School, who had made their way through their own competition to present their projects alongside their older Hamptonians.
Science teacher and organiser of the event, Mrs Amy White, was delighted with the creativity of the projects:
It was fantastic to see the surge in popularity of the Science Fair this year, with 60 boys from the Senior School exhibiting projects, along with a contingent of fledgling scientists from Hampton Prep. The standard was higher than ever and the judges found it very difficult to choose a winning project. Well done to everyone involved.
1st and Best Research Project: Felix Von der Geest How Suggestible are Hamptonians
2nd and Best Experiment: Ben Hammond Bouncing Balls – Investigating the Bounciness of Rubber, Steel and Glass
3rd and Best Model or Demonstration: Krishna Wijayasingam Hydraulics
Runners-up: Ishaan Das and Henry Ayres with Machine Learning; the Future of Artificial Intelligence and Ronit Raj Lego Orrery Model