Stu­dents take on the world at in­ter­na­tional sci­ence fes­ti­val

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

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

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