In late November, Amy Maslen-Miller (aka the “Samoan Scientist”) visited three of our Year 10 Science classes. Amy was the guest speaker at this year’s senior prize giving and her return to share her experience of St Mary’s as a student and her journey into her science career was much appreciated by our students.

Amy shared her love of Science along with her research work in Samoa on the isolation and control of viruses in taro. Students were invited to partake in several interactive activities. Placing rice and peppercorns on a chessboard at speed with the opposite hand to what you write with (used as part of heart surgeon training) proved a hit along with donning lab coats and gloves. Please click here to find out more about Amy and her work.

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