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Buckhaven High School' successful science squad

Buckhaven High School' successful science squad

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Buckhaven High School has once again proved science is a gas by rising to a scientific challenge.

A hydrogen-propelled hat-trick of wins has been celebrated by the Methilhaven Road school, which has shown iotself once again to have some talented young scientists of the future.

Four S3 pupils – Aden Johnston, Georgia Taylor, Marria Anwar and Michael Taylor – took part in ‘The Hydrogen Challenge’, organised by Fife College and The Hydrogen Office at Methil, and proved themselves worthy opponents.

The two challenges set by the organisers were to design and build an airship and a hydrogen fuel cell boat.

In the first challenge, designing and constructing an airship, which would float with neutral buoyancy and propel itself forward, the Buckhaven team excelled and won by a clear margin.

In the second, the team built an excellent boat but the competition proved too strong with some innovative designs taking the top spot.

The performance was put down to good team work and science knowledge.

Chemistry teacher Gordon Thomson said: “This is the third year a team from Buckhaven has won this excellent event and we’re all very proud.”