PUPILS from Winsford St Chad’s Church of England Primary School were the only ones from Cheshire in the final of a science competition which included 13 Wirral schools.

Year five pupils Daniel Houghton, Ruby Ingham, Tyler Bishton and Milly Hitchmough travelled from Winsford to Birkenhead’s Discovery City Learning Centre which hosted the Big Science Event.

All the finalists presented their investigation and results to a panel of six judges. St Chad’s children showed how they had tested six different materials to transport eggs and polystyrene was found to be the most resilient. Other schools investigated other topics including how to keep apples fresher longer and the best material for a winter coat.

St Chad’s Headteacher Natalie Tomlinson said: “It is testament to the commitment and hard work of our children that achievements such as these happen. I am hugely proud of them and it is fitting that this should be celebrated by friends, family and the wider community.”

Chairman of Governors and Swanlow and Dene Councillor David Armstrong said: “We are all very proud of the four children who competed so well in this competition.

“Although they did not win they did a great job in making the final and were the only school taking part from the whole of Cheshire.

“Congratulations to the four who did so well in representing their school and the county.”