Children at St Augustine’s Primary got the chance to question one of the world’s top geneticists.
Year six pupils had a skype session with Sir Paul Nurse, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2001.
The talk was part of a recent science term at the school and gave pupils the chance to ask the geneticist questions.
Thomas Sweeney, 11, has written a piece about the experience pupils had.
He wrote: “Ten lucky St Augustine’s children had a face to face call with the one and only Sir Paul Nurse.”
“The children each had the chance to ask him one question such as what inspires him to carry on with his work.”
“He responded by saying his biggest goal was to cure cancer. He also said the thing that inspired him was when he was a kid he saw plants in the sun behave differently to the plants in the shade, and it made him interested in cell particles.”
“When they questioned him about his knighthood he replied ‘I thought the queen was going to chop my head off’.”
“All of the children said they felt very lucky to have spoken to him, and that they would tell their children.”
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