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Dear Headteachers, Teachers, Home-Educators and Parents/Guardians,

As part of Stanborough School’s centennial celebrations, we will be launching the first annual BUCscience competition for school and home educated students across the British Union.

The theme of the competition is ‘100 YEARS OF SCIENCE’, allowing participants to explore any aspect of science within the 1919-2019 timeframe. It was decided to have a broad theme for the first competition to allow for as much creativity as possible. Students can design and carry out a mini science project in line with the theme.

Why take part?

Science is all around us and not just in textbooks. Our aim is to awaken an interest in science for students of all ages. This nationwide competition is an opportunity for primary and secondary students to showcase their brilliant scientific ideas.

How to enter?

To register for the competition, complete the registration form and email it to [email protected] by 31st March 2019.

After you have registered, you will be sent a project form that is to be completed once you have concluded your experiment/project. This form will be submitted alongside a maximum of 5 images of your experiment/project that best reflect the process. All completed submissions must be sent to [email protected] by 31st May 2019.

What are the categories?

Applicants will be categorised based on school year or age, a winner will be selected from each of the 10 categories.

Home educators under 11Primary School
Ages 0-5Nursery & reception
Aged 6-8Year 1-3
Aged 9-11Year 4-6
Home educators aged 12+Secondary School
Aged 12-14Year 7-9
Aged 15-18Year 10+

What are the rules?

  • You are only allowed to make one entry per applicant
  • All project/experiment work must be completed individually (primary school and under 11-year olds may receive guidance from their parents/ guardians)
  • Entries after the deadline will not be considered

What are the prizes?

All entrants will receive a certificate and the winners of each category will win a prize. The winners will be announced at the Stanborough School Summer Fayre on 7th July 2019. How will the entries be judged?
Entries will be judged by a panel of guest judges from various scientific backgrounds.

Entry Form

To complete the form online go to

A paper version of the form is available on request. Please request by emailing [email protected]

Garston School wins 3rd prize in Suffragette Competition

Richard Harrington MP recently invited schools to an art competition to commemorate 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918.  Mr Harrington said “The Representation of the People Act 1918 was a vital step towards the rights women have today, and the centenary of that Act is an important opportunity for us to reflect on our progress.  That we’ve seen two female Prime Ministers shows just how far we’ve come.”

Stanborough Secondary School pupils were moved by the realisation that the struggle for equality still has some way to go and duly accepted his invitation to create an art piece.  One of our year 9 pupils, Stephanie, won 3rd place.  Mr Harrington is seen here with Stephanie’s art piece in his right hand.  Stephanie received a bundle of gifts from Mr Harrington including a certificate of completion from the House of Commons.

Runners up were celebrated with a special assembly: 1st prize an £80 art set for Stephanie, 2nd prize,  £50 set for Nusaiba and 3rd prize, £30 set awarded to Evie.  12 additional pupils received consolation prizes for their effort, they were Kristiyan, Rohan, Marlon, Clyde, Carlos, Nyasha, Thea, Mikaela, Sarah-Jane, Melissa, Ethel and Leah.