Mr Blundell Head Teacher Science, , Mr Worrell, Mr Lehman, Mr Denley, Mr Dobbin, Mr Doener, Bev Kocaj is our Laboratory Assistant
Thomas Lancaster and National Youth Science Forum 2016
Thomas was chosen within the Clarence Valley Rotary chapters, alongside Alyssa Cassidy from MHS to attend a 16-day stay in Canberra in January holidays in 2016. The idea is to encourage students with a significant interest in Science to investigate different study and career options and experience many amazing things.
They visited ANU to explore science, medical, engineering labs, attended lectures, CSIRO, Lockheed Martin, met and chatted with a Nobel Prize winner Brian Schmidt, did a video conference with the Hadron Collider in Switzerland and stayed on the ANU campus, to mention just a few things. This is offered each year to year 11 students and Thomas is the first to go from our school for a very long time. Thomas was part of the Engineering in Science group.
Thomas had to go through a further selection process at Bond university, by presenting a speech on a scientific topic which interested him and complete an interview by a panel. 400 students were eventually chosen out of Australia. The students then attended NYSF accompanied by their equivalents from Germany, New Zealand and the Tiwi Islands. Different countries come to Australia for this every year.