Better sleep for teenagers is a star app

Jasmine Sims from Rugby High School NNL-160321-094115001
Jasmine Sims from Rugby High School NNL-160321-094115001

Rugby High School pupils made their mark at The Big Bang event which took place last week at the NEC .

The National Science and Engineering Competition featured the top 200 science projects from the 1,000 who entered this event for 11-18 year olds in full-time education.

Judges included Dr Helen Sharman, the first British astronaut, Ben Miller, actor and writer of science books, and Jason Bradbury, TV presenter and gadget guru.

A spokesman for Rugby High said: “Four teams from the school presented very high quality projects.

“Jasmine Simms in year 11 really impressed the judges and came in the top five in her age category and won a prize of £125.

“Her research into teenage sleep patterns and how sleep can be improved 
was embedded into a 
mobile phone app she wrote herself after learning how to write the program herself online.

“We are all so proud of her achievements.”