Students show the applicance of science

THE Meridian School in Royston has been rewarded in this year s Diamond Science Awards. The awards, run by GlaxoSmithKline, give funding to schools for specific science projects. The judges chose to split the £10,000 fund between 31 schools, with Meridian

THE Meridian School in Royston has been rewarded in this year's Diamond Science Awards.

The awards, run by GlaxoSmithKline, give funding to schools for specific science projects. The judges chose to split the £10,000 fund between 31 schools, with Meridian receiving £395.

The school is spending the cash on a gel electrophoresis kit, which is used in DNA experiments.

Sarah Webb, head of biology at the school, said: "We are delighted."


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To be eligible for the award, the school had to complete an application form stating the equipment it wanted to buy and the reason it was needed.

Mrs Webb said: "The electrophoresis kit splits DNA fragments, in a similar process to that used for DNA finger printing.

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"Although we won't be attempting anything quite so complex it will be used across the whole biology curriculum.

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