A TYNEDALE pupil has won a National science competition with his study on bird food in hopes to promote the wellbeing of birds linking to climate change.

Adam Symes from Corbridge Middle School has been crowned the winner in the prestigious Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition.

He won the ‘Junior Science 2023’ category in the finals of the competition, with his project ‘Which bird food is the most popular?’

Talking about his project Adam said, “Now it is more important than ever to feed birds as the bird population is decreasing due to climate change, habitat loss, the H5N1 bird flu and the use of pesticides.

"I decided to undertake a study in my own garden to support local bird populations and answer my questions on which bird food is the most popular and what time of day do birds most like to eat”.

Dr Hilary Leevers, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK, which runs The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition, said: “Congratulations to Adam on their award, which is a brilliant achievement.

Headteacher of Corbridge Middle School, Mrs Adele Brown added:"We are so incredibly proud of Adam and his amazing project!"