The annual Trinity Junior Science Cell Model Competition was held before half term, with First Year students challenged to submit a cell model of their choosing. All cell types were accepted, and the students could choose to model them in any material they wanted – although perishable food was discouraged! 

The fascinating results were on display in the Science Lab and two independent members of the department had a tough job judging them. There were models of plant cells, sperm cells, xylem and phloem cells, neurons, palisade cells, nerve cells, egg cells, skeletal muscle cells…the list goes on! 

Mr Heath, Head of Junior Science at Trinity was very impressed with the entries and says, “There were some very strong entries this year with plenty of creativity, superb detail and very high-level scientific information. 

“We had edible models, cell models with lights, Minecraft models, audio, a graphic novel story, a very cleverly named model as a 3D VR headset that you could wear, clay models and beautifully crafted models that might well be interesting additions to many student homes.  

“Mr Moralee has even requested that several are donated to the Biology department for demonstration purposes for the A Level students!”   

A total of 21 students from across all forms were highly commended for their work and will contribute points towards the First Year interform competition. Well done to those students. 

In addition, after much deliberation, four students were selected to win prizes for their entries; these included: 

Trinity Junior Science Cell Competition winner Trinity Junior Science Cell Competition winner

  • 1st place: Jack whose cell was 3D printed, incorporating resin and combined with accurate and high-level scientific information (above). 

Junior Cell Competition - runner up

  • 2nd place: Julian and Rafa whose cells incorporated innovative use of electrical and IT skills whilst maintaining scientifically accurate information (above). 

Trinity Junior Science Cell Competition runner-up

  • 3rd place: Christian for his large-scale model of an animal cell (below). The judges noted incredible detail and excellent annotations.   

Congratulations to all! 

Related news

Scroll right to see more stories