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Princethorpe pupils accepted into New York academy

Leamington Editorial 7th Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A THIRST for knowledge has seen four Princethorpe College pupils accepted into an international academy.

Ben Scares, Lauren Mason, Caitlin Conmy and Caitlin McBride – aged 12 to 15 – each had to write mini essays responding to questions about global challenges in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths as part of their application to the New York Academy of Sciences’ Junior Academy.

Only 500 places on the scheme are up for grabs world-wide and all four were offered places.

The academy is a world-wide virtual learning community which sets youngsters challenges to consider innovative solutions to problems surrounding biodiversity, climate change and agriculture.

Helen Pascoe-Williams from Princethorpe College said: “Our students must have made a big impression on the selectors as this world wide community has a formidable reputation.

“They are now life long learning members and will get to work alongside professionals and scientists whose aim is to challenge young minds in aspects of science and engineering.”