Lower 6th Physicists attended an event at Liverpool University today to celebrate the 150th birthday of Marie Curie.
The day focused around Marie Curie’s triumphs and the adversity she had to overcome to become the first female Nobel prize winner. Hands on activities allowed students to develop their knowledge on radiation, and a live satellite link to CERN gave an insight into the careers of researchers and the importance of collaboration. Attending students were required to pre submit a poster focusing on pivotal women in science. MTGS students were praised for their design and that fact that they highlighted a number of women who have paved the way for future female physicists. The standard of poster was excellent, and our students were pleased to be awarded 3rd place, receiving a certificate from Professor Carsten P Welsch. The day was thoroughly enjoyable, and highlighted the important role that women play in science. Well done to the girls for being part of this fabulous celebration.