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4 Pictures 1 Word Science Competition

25 February 2016

During the last few weeks in Science, we held a competition which Arush Garg in Year 8 will explain more about.

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What was it?

The Rules of the Competition were simple. There were 82 cards and you had to solve all of them to win. Each card had four pictures and random letters on it. Using some of the letters you had to make a word relating to the 4 pictures.

How did you find out and why did you join?

It all started when I saw the competition on the daily bulletin and decided I would do it since I had some free lunch times and honestly, I wanted whatever that prize was. So I came one day to the board which had details of the competition on it and took a picture of each card. I then went home and started working on it. This was the system used for about two days until I realised it would be more efficient to work by the board so the next day that's where I went.

This was when I started getting a lot more, a lot quicker, and some people even came by to help me (including Mr Wasey). Eventually some of these people decided to stay permanently. First it was Kris, Henry after initiation and then Thomas became the final member.

We all came back for the next three lunch times splitting up the ones we found hard to each of us and solving the other 'easy' ones along the way. By the last day, we only had 5 left. These were 19 (mantle), 10 (degree), 31 (elements), 23 (energy, but this one was missing a letter).

It was when we had these few left that we found out that we had serious competition coming from Year 7's Xanthe. So we realised we had to work much harder. In the end we did win, so we were given a head of year commendation and also a Bunsen burner painted gold.

Great work Arush.

Eimear Reen, Science Teacher