PUPILS from across Cheshire, Warrington and North Wales took part in the Cheshire Challenge at Thornton Science Park.

Science and Technology Challenge Days are arranged across the UK for gifted and talented Year 8 and 9 students.

Ten schools from across the region took part in the Cheshire Challenge, where mixed school teams undertook a series of practical applied-science or technology related challenges, led by members of a team of students, including from the University of Chester’s Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Angela Lupton, HE STEM co-ordinator in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Chester, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for school pupils to see what they could achieve – while undertaking really interesting and enjoyable challenges.

“There were prizes for the winning teams and runners-up in each of the categories.

“The prizes were presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs, who also gave an encouraging talk to students.

“Our overall winning team for the day consisted of four girls from The King’s School in Chester and Upton-by-Chester High School.

“Well done to everyone who took part!”