Bursting with ideas
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.