Science-savvy Jarrow teen Izzy picks up a prize

Kay Griffiths from IntoScience, left, with Jarrow School pupil Izzy Saint.
Kay Griffiths from IntoScience, left, with Jarrow School pupil Izzy Saint.

A science-savvy school pupil has claimed fourth place in a national competition.

Izzy Saint, a Year 9 pupil at Jarrow School, competed against 15,800 others from across the country.

The challenge was an amazing experience and extremely fun to take part in.

Izzy Saint

She was one of a number of pupils from her school, in Field Terrace, to take part in the Chemical Reaction contest organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The challenge, which took place during British Science Week, was organised in partnership with online learning resource, IntoScience.

After placing fourth in the contest, Izzy, 13, of Jarrow, was invited to the Royal Society of Chemistry headquarters, in London, to be presented with her prize of an iPad Mini.

She said: “The challenge was an amazing experience and extremely fun to take part in. I particularly liked being able to compete against other students from all around the country and even some from other parts of the world.

“I’d never in a million years believed I would finish fourth out of so many other students and then be invited down to London to attend an awards ceremony.

“Visiting the Royal Society of Chemistry is something that will live with me forever.”

Liam Rochford, head of science at the school, added: “Izzy is an extremely intelligent and hard-working pupil who is fully deserving of this success.

“She has a natural aptitude for science alongside a curiosity to extend and enhance her already impressive understanding of scientific concepts. I speak on behalf of Jarrow School when saying I am extremely proud of what I consider to be nothing short of an outstanding achievement”.