Wynberg Scientists impress Adjudicators in Royal Society competition

On August 21st, 2012, posted in: Academic, Achievement, Competition, Featured, Grade 12, Matric, News, Physical Science by

We were delighted that Wynberg girls were again winners in the recent  Royal Society of South Africa National School Science Essay Competition.

The Competition Trophy went to Wynberg Girls’ High School  and prizes to Katrina Lehmann-Grube and Tarryn Beattie for their imaginative and carefully-researched essays.

Tarryn won a Merit Prize (R250) with her essay: ‘Fracking in the Karoo. Should hydraulic fracturing in order to extract shale gas be allowed to take place in the Karoo?’

and Katrina won a 1st prize (R2000) in her category with her essay entitled: “Captain of all these men of death”: What is required to turn the tide against tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa?

Professor E.D. Sturrock, Professor of Medical Biochemistry, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town presented the trophy to the school and prizes to Tarryn and Katrina during school assembly.

We are extremely proud of Tarryn and Katrina and their achievements!