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Reigate pupil finishes third in "Rockstar" competition
2:20pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
A pupil from Reigate's Dunottar School for Girls has won third prize in a national competition – for her chemistry homework.
Megan O’Shea, who has just turned 14, submitted a video of the Rock Cycle to a national geology competition run by RockWatch, the junior branch of the Geologists Association.
And her work came third in the New Media category of the RockStar 2013 competition for students under 16.
Susan Brown, chairman of Rockwatch, said: “It was an interesting and well-constructed presentation on the Rock Cycle, which showed a good understanding and enthusiasm for the subject.” Now Megan, who is a Year 9 student studying GCSE Geology and who plans to become a geologist, has been invited to receive her award at a prestigious lunch in November.
The event is being hosted by AngloAmerican, one of the world’s largest mining companies.
Dunottar School head of Chemistry, Rea Pope, said: “Megan’s video on rocks is an example of the exceptional work that has been produced as part of our project on rocks.
“I am thrilled that she has been rewarded with this prize for her hard work and dedication to geology.”
Megan’s video can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr06RndR4wU