Helena College student Georgia Jackson to represent Australia at international science camp in Singapore


Georgia Jackson is getting amazing opportunities to extend her science learning and networks in 2016.  Picture: David Baylis d452046
Georgia Jackson is getting amazing opportunities to extend her science learning and networks in 2016. Picture: David Baylis d452046

GEORGIA Jackson’s final year at Helena College will include a trip to Singapore to represent Australia at an international science summer camp.

After attending Rotary Australia’s National Youth Science Forum in Canberra earlier this year, the 17-year-old received an invitation to apply for the 2016 Science Summer Camp in July.

The annual camp will be at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and Georgia will attend a series of lectures and laboratory sessions conducted by university professors.

The Darlington teenager said the Canberra forum was “probably the best two weeks” of her life.

“Being able to be surrounded by 200 other people just as passionate as me about science was amazing,” she said.

Georgia said she enjoyed learning about things that people did not know yet and opportunities offered by science to “explore the unexplored”.

Medicine and chemistry are her favourite sciences.

“I would like to do biomedical science at uni and one day I would like to be a paediatrician,” she said.

The summer camp program aims to help students discover their passion and potential in the field of science and technology.

Georgia will be the first Helena College student to attend the science summer camp, and the senior school headmaster Ian Lyons said she would be an “outstanding ambassador for her school and her country”.