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Winners of the Rolls Royce Science Prize 2007, St Stephen & All Martyrs School, Bolton explored the classification of plants through their project Following in the Footsteps of Darwin.
In order to respond to a lack of interest in science within the school and having heard about the Science Prize, an active governor came up with the idea of recreating some of the experiments that Darwin performed.
By using a patch of land behind their school pupils collected samples of soil, leaves and insects and compared them to those found on the same site 100 years ago with help from Bolton University.
In this programme we see how the introduction of the project and learning about Darwin as a scientist has resulted in an increased desire among pupils to learn about science, something which is hoped they will take with them into secondary schools.
Part of the series: School Matters