The University of Queensland (UQ) recently held an awards evening to celebrate the continued commitment of various schools in South-East Queensland to the UQ Science Ambassador programme, which has been running for the past 22 years.

The night was one of inspiration, filled with the enthusiasm of many like-minded students, teachers, and experts in areas of science. Somerset was proud to be presented with an award for 17 years of commitment – a recognition of the time and effort put into fortnightly meetings, annual science weeks, multiple science shows, and various competitions. 

In 2022 alone, the Science Committee has held fortnightly meeting in which students from every grade of the Senior School has had the chance to bond over our love for Science, and our 2022 Seniors have had the opportunity to mentor younger scientists. In addition, we have continued our Young Scientists programme for the Pre-Preps and held several science shows for the Junior School, which have included a range of Biology, Chemistry and Physics experiments. Not to mention the introduction of fortnightly Junior Science Club meetings for Year 3 to 6 students. 

All of these initiatives have been implemented to expose young students to the wonders of Science, hoping to spark interest from a young age and permeate our strong STEM programme in the Junior School. 

We would like to thank Mrs Amores and Ms Hyman, as well as the lab staff Miss Pinnell and Ms Malone for all their hard work and dedication in facilitating the growth of Science Committee.

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