PUPILS from Tomlinscote School in Frimley learnt about the appliance of science when they took part in a work experience week.
The project, run by Trident, Satro and CMC, was funded by Surrey County Council to encourage youngsters to pursue a scientific career.
More than 20 students from Year 11 took part and were assessed for a Crest silver award.
Each spent a week with the firm of their choice to find out what their potential career would be like.
Six were highly commended and received £50 prizes in addition to their completion certificates.
They were Paul Williams of Lightwater, who spent a week at Qinetiq in Egham; Claire James of Camberley, who went to Elm Cottage Vets in Frimley Green; Carina Thomas of Camberley, who was with Proctor and Gamble; Kerry Playle of Camberley, who spent her placement with the Army; Jake Garriock, who went to Guildford Discovery; and Christopher Sarson of Lightwater, who spent his week at Brooklands Museum.
It is hoped they will gain Crest gold awards in Tomlinscote's sixth form.
Dr Brian Coffin, chairman of Surrey County Council, presented the awards to the students at a ceremony attended by Cllr Ray Christie, the Mayor of Surrey Heath.