SIX brave students at Wyedean School stood in front of an audience of their peers to give a talk on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects.

Before Christmas, all Year 9 students at the school were all tasked to deliver a three-minute talk on a subject of their choice for the FameLab Academy Final.

And Rosewynn Rees, Ella Byrne-Jones, Lyall Wood, Amelia Heaman, Izzy Searle and William Coleman, volunteered to perform their pieces on stage.

And last week, in front of 160 Year 8 students, staff and expert independent judges, they did just that.

Judges were on the look out for clarity, content and charisma, with all six pupils said to have displayed each trait “in abundance”.

In the end, Lyall Wood was deemed the overall winner for his talk “Particle Zoo”, which touched on the Higgs-Boson particle and the Large Hadron Collider.

He won £50 for his performance.

Ella Byrne-Jones and Izzy Searle shared the joint runner-up spot, each scooping £20.

Judge Sharron Pearson, education manager at Cheltenham Festivals, said: “This is our third year of FameLab Academy at Wyedean School and the standard keeps on increasing year on year. Judging this year has been incredibly tight given the very high standard of delivery and accurate scientific content in all the talks performed”.