Apr 11 2012 By Camilla Goodman
PUPILS from a secondary school have been selected as finalists in a national hunt for the future stars of British science.
St Mary's School's, in Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, entry to the National Science and Engineering Week online video competition Prove It! has been voted for by the public and will now be judged by a panel of experts, including Professor Robert Winston, British-born astronaut Richard Garriott, Television scientist Dr James Logan and Dr Yan Wong, presenter of the BBC's Bang Goes the Theory.
The challenge was laid down as part of the British Science Association's National Science and Engineering Week 2012, to show an aspect of how our world is in motion in a 30-second clip.
The girls' video explains how heated air particles gain energy and expand to make hot air balloons fly.
The judging panel will select competition winners based on how accurate, imaginative and engaging their videos are.
Prizes for the best entries include class trips to the Air Kix indoor sky diving centre, a VIP day at the Natural History Museum and camera equipment.
Dr Wong said: "It's great that students of all ages are trying their hand at making science come alive through filmmaking and I'm pleased to see them using their imagination to produce films of all sorts of styles and approaches. I wish the finalists the best of luck for the judging and hope their entry inspires others to take an interest in the sciences and engineering."
The competition winner will get a mention on the Bang Goes the Theory website when the results are announced later this month.
To view St Mary's School's video visit www.buckinghamshireadvertiser.co.uk