Reach for the stars and aim for science job

Lord Robert Winston visits The Mandeville School to talk to year 9 students
Lord Robert Winston visits The Mandeville School to talk to year 9 students

Scientist Professor Robert Winston gave an inspiring lecture on genetics to all Year 9 students and science students from Years 10, 11 and 12 at The Mandeville School.

Assistant headteacher in charge of science, Liz Furber, said: “Professor Winston is a fascinating man and the students were spellbound throughout his presentation.”

Before the lecture hevisited the school’s science department and learnt that A levels in physics, chemistry and biology had been added to the sixth form curriculum since September.

Science teacher Frances Aylen said his message to the students was: “That for a career in science, they did not need to be a genius, but that they needed to be able to communicate and collaborate well with other people. It is more often teams of people who achieve breakthroughs, not just individuals.”