Burst­ing with ideas

Wanneroo Times - - News -

TWO in­ven­tive Dun­craig stu­dents have been se­lected to take part in a Big Ideas Fo­rum in Syd­ney un­til Thurs­day.

Year 10 St Stephen’s School stu­dents Laura de Silva-Beiter and Char­lotte Beale sub­mit­ted a 40-sec­ond video to ap­ply for the Aus­tralian Nu­clear Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Or­gan­i­sa­tion com­pe­ti­tion, re­veal­ing two plans they de­vised to com­bat global is­sues.

“One of our ideas was to have mass vac­ci­na­tion through wa­ter sources for peo­ple in ur­ban ar­eas and poorer coun­tries, so they can get im­mu­nised through the wa­ter they drink rather than hav­ing to go around to each per­son and give them im­mu­ni­sa­tions,” Laura said.

“The sec­ond idea was con­vert­ing green­house gases into a source of en­ergy,” Char­lotte said. “A lot of our ideas were to do with the en­vi­ron­ment be­cause that’s some­thing we’re both pas­sion­ate about.”

They will join a small group of 22 stu­dents to visit the pub­lic re­search or­gan­i­sa­tion as well as be men­tored by a sci­en­tist, take part in work­shops and tour the fa­cil­ity. The trip will also in­clude a visit to the Aus­tralian Mu­seum and a cruise around the Syd­ney Har­bour.

St Stephen’s School Dun­craig stu­dents Laura de Silva-Beiter and Char­lotte Beale with sci­ence teacher Shan­non Fletcher.

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