Our work for Babraham Institute in Cambridge. Secondary school students from Cambridge have been swapping classroom science for real life lab experience! Life science researchers at the Babraham Institute invited Year 8 students to apply to take part in an Innovators-level Cambridge LaunchPad event. Students learnt how to extract DNA from soft fruit, using a standard process that has been used in classrooms for over 10 years. They were then challenged to maximise the amount of DNA yielded by altering and improving the extraction process and produce a poster or report to present their findings.