Shrewsbury pupil picks up science writing award in Parliament

At a ceremony that took place in the Speaker’s state rooms in the Houses of Parliament, a pupil from a Shrewsbury Primary School won the Primary School Category in the Royal Society for Chemistry Bill Bryson Prize for Science Communication 2013.

Jasmine Jones from St George’s Junior School won the award from the Royal Society of Chemistry, and attended the awards ceremony in the Speaker’s state room in the Houses of Parliament along with Mum, Dad, older brother and her teacher from St George’s, Miss Sharon Evans.

The winning entry entitled ‘Jasmine’s body book’ detailed the science behind the human digestive system, nutrition and the health information on supermarket products, as well as recipes for healthy nutrirtion and a question section.

Jasmine was also met and congratulated by Shrewsbury’s MP, Daniel Kawczynski. After meeting her, Daniel said ‘ Jasmine has done superbly to win such a prestigious countrywide award and I am glad she had the chance to visit Parliament with her family and teacher to pick up this significant award.

Science is a hugely important subject. With the help of her excellent teachers I am sure Jasmine will go from strength to strength and hopefully become one of the prominent scientists of the future.’

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