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Mind-blowing trip to New Scientist Live

Top performing science A Level students had a memorable and inspiring trip to the New Scientist Live show at London’s Excel Centre.

The lower sixth students studying Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Geology were able to immerse themselves in high-tec operating theatres, dig into the future of farming, explore the moon like never before, experience a virtual reality rollercoaster, test their skills as an air traffic controller and listen to talks from the greatest minds in science.

Options on the different scientific pathways they could follow after their A Levels were showcased at the Your Future in STEM exhibition, where they found out about careers and also courses at top universities.

There were talks at the five main stages, delivered by leaders in their field, including Why Did We Become So Smart?, A Cure for Ageing, Using Drones for Good and A Robotic Eye on Cancer.

One of the students said: “The show was amazing. I really liked the VR rollercoaster but there were so many different things to see and do. The King’s College medical stand gave a real insight into studying Medicine.”

Maths, Science and Technology Faculty Leader Marianne Knott said: “It was great to see the students really engaged in the day. They had options to attend talks covering lots of different topics and all delivered by leading scientists. They were able to take part in mini science projects and even met an actual astronaut, Apollo 15’s Al Worden.”

One parent commented: “Thank you for giving my son the opportunity to go to New Scientist Live. He really enjoyed the day and was buzzing with enthusiasm for everything he had experienced.”

 

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