Year 12 St Norbert College student Clare Bradley was one of just 10 Australian students chosen to make the 15,000kms trip to the science expo.
Ms Bradley was among 2,000 top science students competing for selection at the National Youth Science Forum in January, demonstrating exceptional levels of teamwork, communication and leadership skills.
The excited student, who is considering studying medicine when she leaves school, said she had never been to London and was looking forward to the forum.
‘Before I attended the National Youth Science Forum, which opened so many new perspectives and options for me, I could not have dreamed of being a part of this amazing opportunity,’ she said.
‘In the next couple of years, I will be making some career-shaping decisions, so to have the chance to experience cutting-edge science at an international level is a fantastic springboard to the future.’
National Youth Science Forum director Geoff Burchfield said the experience would give Clare an opportunity the envy of many other students of her age.
‘Most top scientists I have met are well-travelled, with a first-hand appreciation of different cultures,’ he said.
‘Travel seems to enrich people’s lives profoundly and to give them an edge professionally.’
Ms Bradley is seeking sponsorship from local companies to help her raise the $10,000 needed for the trip.
If you can help out, contact Larraine Deacon on firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms Bradley directly on 0420 204 830.