Four Year 13 students are heading to Europe at the end of the July school holidays to take part in the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF). Amy Bewsher, Issie Dekker, Georgia Jones, and Jessica Thomas will spend two weeks based at Imperial College London. They will join 500, 16 – 21 year old students from 70 countries around the world and have opportunities to gain a deeper insight into Science and its applications for the benefit of mankind through participation in lectures, workshops and field trips in and around London. It will not all be Science however, there are social events planned and time to visit attractions in and around London.
In the week following the girls will travel to Paris and then Geneva where they will visit the CERN research facility – the world’s largest particle physics laboratory.
Here is what our senior girls say about going on this trip.
One of the reasons I’m excited to attend LIYSF 2019 is because I wouldn’t have believed anyone if they told me I was going to Europe this year! It is an opportunity that will open our minds to new topics in science and will also take us to bucket list locations. I’m excited to see if attending LIYSF this year will introduce me to new fields and topics of research in science that I could pursue as a career. Amy Bewsher.
“I’m thrilled to have been chosen to partake in this trip. I’m looking forward to learning new things every day, making new friends, broadening my passion for science and making new valuable life experiences.” Georgia Jones
“By attending LIYSF I hope to gain a greater understanding of the future of science and to learn to learn about different scientific fields.” Jessica Thomas
I am so excited to go to LIYSF so I can learn heaps of cool science stuff and hear lots of scientists talking about what they do. I’m hoping it will help me decide what to do with my life. It’s an amazing opportunity to meet people like us, from all over the world, so we can have friends all over. And of course I’m really looking forward to be a tourist with these awesome people from Aquinas. Issie Dekker