Jonathan Booth of Year 8 has received congratulations for producing one of this year’s top entries in the competition for the 2015 Bill Bryson Prize for Science Communication! This year there were over 500 entries to the competition and final judging took place last week in London. Jonathan’s entry ‘Who Invented the Microwave’ made it in to the shortlist of the top 25 entries to the competition, and he won a £100 Amazon voucher and a copy of Bill Bryson’s book ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything’.
The final judging panel consisted of Bill Bryson, Robert Parker (CEO of the Royal Society of Chemistry), Gill Reid (Professor of Chemistry at the University of Southampton), Paul MacLellan (Deputy Editor of Education in Chemistry) and Ben Valsler (Digital Editor of Chemistry World).
Jonathan has been invited to attend a special reception in July at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s offices in London, where Bill Bryson and the society’s President Dominic Tildesley will be presenting the overall winners with their prizes.
We’re so proud of Jonathan’s achievement, and this well-deserved recognition of his hard work and dedication. Watch Jonathan’s video here!