Wynberg Continues History of Royal Society Essay-Writing Success

Royal Society of South AfricaWe are proud to announce that six Wynberg girls have won prizes in the Royal Society of South Africa: School Science Essay Competition, continuing a history of excellent achievement in this competition.

In the category ‘Is anyone listening? How would you effectively communicate about environmental problems to young people in South Africa today?’, Roxanne Douglas has come first, winning a prize of R2000. In the same category, Natalie Winter has won a merit prize of R250.

Kayla Arnold has received the first prize, worth R2000, in the category ‘2015 is the International Year of Light. What new light technologies might help South Africa meet its development challenges?’.

Michelle Langeveld has won second prize, worth R1250, for her essay in the category ‘Contagion!: How can we combat the Ebola virus epidemic and prevent it from spreading in South Africa?’.

In the category ‘Many South Africans are involved in the research being carried out at the Large Hadron Collider at Cern in Europe. Do you think the research findings will benefit humankind?’, Michelle Mitchell and Nicole Wentzel received merit prizes of R250.

A massive congratulations to all the winners, as well as the Physical Sciences Department, which organised the entries.