Last week 11 students from West Lakes Academy were invited to London to take part in the annual St Paul’s Way Trust Science Summer School, the partner event to Infinity Science and Technology Festival which takes place in Cumbria on 27 September this year.
Lord Andrew Mawson OBE, co-founder of the Science Summer School, said: "We were very pleased to have a very lively and engaged contingent from West Lakes Academy attend the St Paul’s Way Science Summer School for the second year. We handed over the baton to the West Lakes team and look forward to the Infinity event in Cumbria at the end of September."
The pupils were selected to be Student Ambassadors for Infinity Science and Technology Festival, and were invited to attend the London Science Summer School as guests of St Paul’s Way Trust School. While in London, they had a sneak preview of what Infinity will have to offer in September, including meeting Professor Brian Cox, TED-style talks and taking part in practical workshops.
Infinity is set to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers through motivating talks and exciting hands-on experiments and workshops. It will feature a stellar line up of international superstars in the world of science, technology and engineering including Brian Cox, BBC broadcaster and Professor of Particle Physics at The University of Manchester and Professor Danielle George MBE, Vice Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and a Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering at The University of Manchester.
The festival programme will also feature employment opportunities, training options and career paths. The evening reception, will include interviews with scientists and exhibitions to engage with parents to ‘get them on board’ supporting pupils to aspire to a future with no limits.
Credit to Elizabeth Norden.