Students from Queens College and Wellington School also took part in the afternoon event and displayed their research posters alongside Huish students’ work.

All the students had conducted their own research on a wide range of topics including ‘Do animals help improve the mood of people with dementia?’, ‘Hemispheric dominance in creative subjects’, and ‘The effect of indoor sports on well-being’.

The judges for the day consisted of Huish Course Manager of Biology, Sarah Marshall, Course Manager of Visual Arts, Richard Aydon, and Assistant Principal for Humanities and Social Sciences, Martin Wren.

They were tasked with reviewing the 22 entries looking at scientific design, presentation and the positive impact the research could potentially have for society.

Students were very articulate, and it was a great way to showcase student oracy. The winning entry was awarded to Huish student, Ella Gloyn, for her research into ‘How does the news impact our outlook on life?’.

Two highly commended were also awarded to Isabella Vallance, Lucinda Williams and Izzy Whiting from Wellington School, and Ella Morgan and Lauren Evered from Huish.

It was a great cross college collaboration with Huish Digital, IT and Computing students 3D printing a brain trophy from a MRI scan, and the Huish Art department printing and displaying the posters for that professional touch.