A pair of Harrow students have beaten all other entries at a creative science competition.
Abie Alexander-Ikwue and Safia Williamson, both Year 9 students at The Royal Masonic School for Girls in Rickmansworth, won the annual Bill Bryson Prize for Science Communication.
Their video What are the Odds? won best overall entry in the competition, beating over 500 entries, impressing the panel of judges.
This year's theme for the competition, Chance, tasked students to be creative with topics such as the big bang, evolution and penicillin.
The Harrow pair came up with the idea of a funny video presentation explaining to viewers that despite what they might think, each person is pretty interesting when it comes to the statistical chances involved in their birth and survival in life.
The girls will receive their £500 prize and two signed copies of Bill Bryson’s book A Short History of Nearly Everything, from Bill Bryson himself, and the Royal Society of Chemistry’s President Dominic Tildesley at a special prize-giving ceremony on July 7 at Burlington House.
The winning entry will also be posted to The Royal Society of Chemistry’s website.