Two students are spending their half term holidays learning more about marine life.
Norham High School’s Year 11 pupils Belinda Campbell and Georgia Cole are taking part in Marine Pathways, a five day marine science course at Newcastle University’s School of Marine Science and Technology at the Dove Marine Laboratory in Cullercoats.
The pair are gaining an insight into the world of marine science and taking part in a range of interactive activities, helping their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and developing their investigative and presentation skills, and self-confidence.
Belinda said: “I believe it is vital for us to study, understand and protect these unique creatures, both marine and land, so that biodiversity throughout the world can remain and thrive without the threat of human activity destroying their ecosystems.”
A school spokesperson said: “It will be an opportunity for them to be inspired by leading experts and personalities who are passionate about Marine Science and related STEM industries, and also allow them to study alongside, and learn about the work of industrial STEM Ambassadors, university academics and undergraduate students.
“Additionally they will benefit from sessions on the university application process, financial support, and careers advice tailored towards STEM related learning, qualifications and professions.”