Students take on the world at international science festival
A TEAM of high school students are keeping their brains active over the summer holiday by taking part in an international science forum.
Harry Simpson, Ed Akers Smith, Finn Chapman and Joe Fretwell - from The Fallibroome Academy - will be representing the United Kingdom at the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) this month.
It’s a residential programme attended by 475 students from more than 70 countries.
Students will attend lectures at the historic Imperial College, London, and have access to research centres, laboratories and leading education institutions.
The event aims to provide all students with a broad, engaging learning environment with a variety of lectures and specialist seminars.
Mark Payne, director of Sixth Form at Fallibroome, said: “The students have shown a great depth of understanding for the science subjects and a real desire to engage further in the sciences. Being able to participate at LIYSF will offer them a unique appreciation of the role of science in our world and how important it really is.
“They’ll be able to hear from some of the most influential and current scientists as well as meeting other young people with a passion for the subject. This will truly be an inspirational experience for them, and they will be sharing this experience at our forthcoming TEDx Youth@Manchester event in November, hosted at The Fallibroome Academy.”
Edward Akers Smith, Finn Chapman, Harry Simpson and Joe Fretwell a represneting the UK