Career plans for Whitworth students after Science Live visit

Date published: 13 March 2019

Science is now being considered as a career choice by student Ben Badham after hearing a series of lectures at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

At Science Live, Whitworth Community High School Year 10 students got to listen to inspiring speeches from some of the UK’s top scientists Professors Robert Winston, Dave Cliff, Alice Roberts and Lucie Green along with Dr Helen Czerski and two examiners.

Ben, 15, said: “I really enjoyed the lectures, especially the adaptation of animals delivered by Prof Alice Roberts who discussed how dogs have adapted from wolves and the effect humans have had on the species.

“I wasn’t considering a career in science before but I am now. I want to do more research into bio chemistry.”

Harley Milner, 15, said he enjoyed learning about micro organisms that are found in clouds due to the evaporation of sea water and he also enjoyed Prof Winston’s talk on reproduction.

Ben said: “We were told about scientists trying to create a ‘super being’ and the work that has been done to enhance the strength of rats. I think it is the humans who should be the lab-rats.”

Paige Waeland said she enjoyed the lecture that discussed an Arctic expedition to carry out scientific research while Jasmine Clayton, 15, liked learning how technology can advance the future.

GCSE science students from various schools attended the event and the Whitworth students praised the lecturers for the variety of subjects and their delivery.

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