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Children receiving their certificates

Local youngsters gain recognition from the British Science Association

Local youngsters have been working towards the British Science Associations Crest Award, with the first 10 children gaining the recognition this weekend, after completing a series of extra-curricular science events organised by Sciencedipity CIC, a Devon based non-profit educational company.

Six children from Exeter and four from Barnstaple received their Crest Award this week, with many other local children also enrolled in this nationally recognised scheme, following close behind them.

RUTH MACLAREN

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Authored by janeabsolutepr
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Authored by Exeter News Blog
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