Several of the borough's bright sparks showcased their skills at a national science fair.

Teens from Nonsuch High School for Girls, St Philomena's, Sutton High School and Sutton Grammar School all made the trip up to Birmingham for the National Big Bang Science Fair earlier this month.

Twins Megan and Elizabeth O'Shea from Sutton High School were finalists in the National Science and Engineering competition, held at the fair. Their project on biometrics was well received by the judges.

Megan, who runs the website with her sister, said: "The fair was amazing. I loved meeting people and making friends who love science."

St Philomena's pupil Theresita Joseph was recognised in the Young Scientist of the Year contest for her project exploring Parkinson's disease.

Daniel Saul of Sutton Grammar School won a place at the Intel International Science Fair in Los Angeles in May with his Tapio-Track wildlife tracker. During the show he showed his work off to HRH The Duke of York.

Daniel's tracker is to be used by the Dutch Otter Foundation to investigate the rare west African clawless otter.

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Daniel Saul shows his device to HRH the Duke of York

Daniel said: "It has been an amazing journey - it's been hard work but to think that my project will be put to such good use helping the efforts of real scientists is awesome.  I'm looking forward to the fair in LA- who knows where it might lead me?"

Other groups of children from Sutton Grammar School and Nonsuch High School for Girls toured the fair as 'science buskers' showing off science tricks to visitors as they made their way around the exhibits.

Sutton Grammar School is to hold its own Big Bang fair in July and it will feature exhibits from all the borough's secondary schools.