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Ed Thurlow

Age: 14

Churchill Academy and Sixth Form

GSK UK Young Scientists of the Year

George Rabin and Ed Thurlow from Churchill Academy and Sixth Form Centre in the South West won the award of GSK UK Young Scientists of the Year 2017 for their project ‘Do Birds have a Favourite Colour?’
In their project, the students from Churchill Academy and Sixth Form in Somerset painted a series of four feeders in different colours and filled them with food. They then introduced birds to the feeders and counted the number of bird visits to the feeders and how much food the birds ate. Their investigation found that birds were more likely to feed from a feeder painted in blue.

The Big Bang Competition : How does it feel to have won?

Ed Thurlow: “We weren’t expecting this whatsoever and quite amazed that we’ve been named GSK Young Scientist of the Year. We’re delighted as it reflects the amount of effort we put into our project.” Ed Thurlow, GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year 2017.