On July 18, five of our Year 10 students attended a symposium about cancer in The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Parkville. The day included speeches from a variety of scientists and oncologists involved in the fight against cancer. 

Students took a tour of the labs in which research was being conducted and were able to further explore the life of a scientist during mentor groups. In these groups students listened to each scientist’s job description and their journey through their career. 

They then had the opportunity to ask questions regarding their own lives and the opportunities science could offer them as a career. 

The students then chatted with cancer survivors about their journeys. Overall, the day was a success allowing our students to further understand the advancements being made in cancer research and to identify the impact the disease has on an entire community.