Budding scientist sit in lectures by Britain’s top experts

Budding scientists from Pool Academy travelled to Bristol to hear lectures from top experts including Child of Our Time’s Professor Robert Winston.

About 50 students from Pool Academy took part in the recent Science Live! Conference.

They learnt from top experts including Professor Steve Jones, a leading research geneticist, medical doctor Professor Robert Winston, space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Professor Andrea Sella.

Jack Jones, Science teacher at Pool Academy, said: “The trip to Bristol allowed us to hear from some of the greatest scientific minds in the country. We heard about the pioneering work of Lord Professor Robert Winston and Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE amongst others. It was a truely inspirational day.

 “It was really amazing and the students came away feeling inspired.

 “Science Live helps to enrich students’ scientific education, raise aspirations and raise the profile of STEM in our school and the wider community.”

Mr Jones said the lecture by Professor Lord Robert Winston was inspirational. It discussed human embryology and the key message was ‘Young women have the capacity to do world class science’.

The event took place in Bristol which meant students were also able to visit We the Curious, previously known as @Bristol Science Centre, whilst they were there.

The trip was organised for triple science students in year 10 and year 9.

Christiana Richardson