CONGRATULATIONS to James Barber, who is the ‘Junior Science’ winner in this year’s The Big Bang Competition!

James is a Year 8 student at St Faith’s School in Cambridge and he is joining us in Year 9 in September as a STEM Scholar. Many of you will know his older brother, Sam, who is in Year 12 here at King’s.

James has been awarded the winner’s prize in the Junior Science category of The Big Bang Competition for his project, entitled ‘An investigation into the anti-microbial properties of different mouthwashes’.

James’ first aim was to find out whether he could grow microbes from a blue cheese vein on a culture plate made from gelatine, water, yeast extract and a glucose tablet, in a controlled environment. He then wanted to see which of his family member’s mouthwash was the best at killing microbes.

Watch a YouTube video about James’ winning project here:

Back to all news