Alsager School

AstraZeneca Competition

Congratulations to year 10 students, Ellie & Helena, who both won prizes in a competition AstraZeneca launched after the Learn Live session that the school linked up to earlier in lockdown. In the live link up the scientists talked to the students about their jobs, what a normal day might entail, their career highlights, response to covid-19 etc. Students were allowed to ask questions and received answers from the scientists and the students asked a lot about how to get into the different research areas. The scientists at AstraZeneca set a competition for our students: Task 1 – research bio-hazard suits and produce a poster. The winner was Ellie.Task 2 – produce a flow chart of all of the steps that must be followed from taking a swab to observation of an agar plate after incubation. The winner was Helena.Mrs Riding was able to catch up with the girls in school today and present their prizes – well done to you both!