Churchill Academy and Sixth Form
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.
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George Rabin: “This has been a fantastic opportunity to showcase a project we’ve dedicated a tremendous amount of time to. It’s a subject we’re both really passionate about and it’s rewarding to have got so far with it.” George Rabin, GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year 2017.