Mullumbimby High School science student Yindi Sutton.
Mullumbimby High School science student Yindi Sutton. Veda Dante

Science whiz off to Jerusalem

MULLUMBIMBY High School vice-captain Yindi Sutton will soon be rubbing shoulders with Nobel prize winners after winning a coveted invitation to attend the Asian Science Camp in Jerusalem next month.

"Yindi is one of only five student delegates from Australia to be selected based on their performance in national science competitions and principal recommendation," Mullumbimby High School principal Ian Graham said.

"This really is an extraordinary achievement and we are so proud of Yindi."

During the six-day camp, Nobel laureates and world-class researchers will share their science experience through plenary sessions, round-table discussions and student-master classes.

There are also social and cultural events.

"The Asian Science camp brings together around 200 tal- ented young people to promote international co-operation and networks among the best young science students of the next generation in Asia, Australia and Oceania," Mr Graham said.

Yindi, who wants to study science and mathematics at a Melbourne university next year, said he was excited about the trip.

To help cover Yindi's airfare and travel costs, call Mullumbimby High School on 6684 2600.