Trip to Canada’s science convention

A GROUP of 20 students and five staff from a county school travelled to Canada for a science convention.

The group from Oundle School attended the annual convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which was held in Vancouver.

Representatives from the school have been attending the convention for 12 years, giving students and staff the chance to keep up with the latest scientific discoveries.

Paul Clark, who is head of science at the school and organised the trip, said: “The seminars and symposia were as diverse as ever and particular highlights mentioned by pupils included a controversial lecture on the artificial synthesis of meat using stem cells, a series of talks on the future of quantum computing and a debate on how governments were coping with rising populations and global warming.”

Farah Shair, 17, said: “I really enjoyed the trip, the lectures were fascinating. And on top of all of that, there was plenty of free time for exploring Vancouver.”