The cream of young school scientists in Oxfordshire have been given awards this week - to try and encourage them to follow a career in the subject.
More than 30 secondary schools have been taking part in the scheme. It aims to cover the shortfall in young people becoming scientists. Penny Silvester tells us more.
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