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RLS Science Winners tour GSK Anti-Doping Lab!

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RLS Science Winners tour GSK Anti-Doping Lab!

Tuesday and Wednesday of this week saw our year 8 team go to London to collect their prize for winning the Scientists in Sport competition, organised by Get Set and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). 
Megan Wilson- Newbury, Rosie Buttle, Euan Wilkinson, Calum Moore, Jessica Wright and Lucas Edwards visited the Science Museum to redeem their 25 vouchers and were treated by GSK to a West End show.  The Wizard of Oz was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

The highlight of the trip, though, was a VIP tour of the anti-doping labs at Harlow, which have been specially set up for the London 2012 Olympics.  Professor David Cowan, head of the labs, conducted the tour, taking time away from his very busy schedule to explain how his team will ensure that this will be the fairest games ever.  Security was very strict- these are the only students that will be allowed to visit the labs- but they were shown all the latest hi-tech instruments used to detect drugs in samples taken from athletes and how the team of scientists ensure that no mistake is made in tracking samples and test results.

The Richard Lander students were filmed on the tour by BBC Newsround reporters and we expect to see them on TV soon.  Watch this space!

Photo shows our winning year 8 team with Miss Steen, Ms Rea, Mr Bond and Left -Kate Walsh the captain of the Great Britain Olympic hockey team, 2nd from Right- Professor David Cowan

Ms J ReaScience Teacher


Richard Lander School