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The European Schools Science Symposium is a competition open to students of the

European Schools years 1 to 7 inclusive. Individuals or groups of up to 3 students, guided by a

teacher-mentor, are encouraged to explore an area of scientific interest of their choice,

not normally covered by the European Schools’ science syllabus.


This year, the ESSS (European Schools Science Symposium) was hosted by the European School in RhainMain (Germany) from 21 till 24 April 2024.

Seven (7) of our bravest students have developed a project based on their own original idea. They have tested, measured and collected data to prove that they could make the change with their project and have tried to convince a scientific jury panel that has marked their project based on a scoring sheet.

21 European schools were participating in this edition with a total of 62 projects split into two categories: junior and senior.

We are proud to announce that Clémentine Samson Zilliox (S4FRC) shone on the stage and won the FIRST price for the JUNIOR category with the project: “Une capsule autonome basée sur la lentille d’eau lemna minor”. The aim of the project is to prove that the Lemna minor can be the solution on the land overuse. Its capacity to filter the water but also to be a high nutrient food lets us imagine that it can be maybe the food of the future generations.

The other projects participating from our school: 

  • Senior project: Nicolo Broom and Mariana Waicman Gonçalves S5ENC

Ocean Deacifidication 

 Can the eggs' powder help the oceans and the seas to fight the acidification? The answer is YES. After collecting sea water all around Europe during the holidays, our students have proven that the pH is raised when the egg shells are added to the sea water.

  •  Senior project: Daniele Grassi, Antonio Brunetti and Lorenzo Gobbi S6ITA


The students have created: Trashplit, an automatic bin that distinguishes and separates paper from plastic according to the interaction of these two kinds of material with light. A bin programmed with Arduino that could simplify our way of sorting the waste.

  • Senior project: Alizée Da Cunha S7FRA

« Protégeons les Océans : La Bioluminescence Bactérienne au Service de la Préservation Marine »

The light pollution in the sea is causing the disruption to the functioning of marine life.

The goal of the project is to produce light bulbs using the natural florescent bacteria Vibrio Fischeri.

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