The Eggsperiment

October 5, 2011 at 4:41 pm Leave a comment

They say that it’s the simplest ideas that make the biggest difference – and if the perfect boiled egg and soldier “Eggsperiment” that we organised for Sherborne Girls on Monday morning is anything to go by they might well be right.

With the backing of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the help of Professor Hal Sosabowski, principal lecturer at Brighton University, who led the girls in the experiment and was truly inspirational, we have managed to go global with our coverage!

Within hours of pressing the send button on the press release yesterday morning with the results of the eggsperiment – Delia was right all along and that the perfect boiled egg does take six minutes – the story was up on The Telegraph onlineand Metro online.

And it didn’t stop there: this morning brought the news that The Telegraph newspaper had given it a lovely big splash on page three. What’s more it had also caught the eye of BBC One lunchtime news team, who promptly dispatched the lovely Louise Hubbell to interview five girls in the school’s new £2.5 million science labs (they were brilliant by the way – how sixth-former Iram managed to hold an egg on a spoon on national TV without it shaking with nerves is beyond me!).

That went out at lunchtime today at 1.15pm introduced by Sophie Raworth, and made a nice bit of light relief after the Tory conference. Then bingo: it was up on Daily Mail online which gets an eyewatering 21,842,107 hits per morning, shortly followed by the Times of India online, meaning that Sherborne Girls and a very humble egg and soldiers story had travelled from our Positive PR Grain Loft in Dorset to the Indian Subcontinent in little under 24 hours. Oh, and there’s an interview on Radio Sussex coming up tomorrow morning with Professor Hal and another for the girls on BBC Radio Scotland today.  All in all a very good day’s work.


Entry filed under: Autumn 11.

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