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CSCC 6th-Formers Present Their Renewable Energy Research in Adelaide, Australia!

3 students starting their A-level studies at Camborne Science & Community College had probably the most amazing start to their studies of any students in the UK. In their first full week in the Sixth Form they travelled to Adelaide in South Australia to represent the UK in the 6th International Student Science Fair, hosted by the Australian Science and Maths School.

The students had been working all summer holidays on their project, researching the viability of Renewable Energies in the South West and evaluating how these would contribute to the UK’s 2020 Renewables Targets. They presented this research to an international audience of students, teachers and principals from 18 different countries. The students excelled themselves speaking confidently and authoritatively. The students many complimentary comments from those present on their performance.

The team also presented their research in the form of a poster at the historic Adelaide Stock Exchange to an audience of political and scientific dignitaries, members of the public and international students. One of the students demonstrated his invention of a wave detection and analysis system which was highly praised by many, including university engineering staff. The students worked for three days in international teams on Problem Based Learning Scenarios around the medical ethics of Genetic techniques.

However, it was not all work for the students. The host school arranged for them to visit a wildlife park where they fed rescue kangaroos and were able to hold rescued koala bears. The students also undertook a field trip to Kangaroo Island where explorers of South Australia first landed in 1836. There they saw amazing wildlife including getting close to amazing Australian Sea Lions and New Zealand Fur Seals, seeing kangaroos and the most amazing geological features including the aptly named Remarkable Rocks!

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