18-Jun-2018

Malayalee girl's science article wins accolades

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON March 12: Oaklands Catholic School & Sixth Form College's Head of Science Dr Read registered Oaklands for the 2018 Science Challenge run via the Royal College of Science Union. It is a competition that runs as an outreach project by Imperial College, London. There are four categories with two entry levels, one for Imperial College students and the other for school sixth form students.
 
Layana Sani, in Year 12 entered and won the Feature Article category for school students. Her article will be published and she has a cash prize of £200. Layana and her family attended a dinner and presentation at the House of Lords on 6 March and has now been invited to tea with Lord Robert Winston.
 
The question answered by her article is below.   
 
"Well done Layana! - a scientist for all of our futures?  Her simple yet perfectly constructed article on Gertrude Elion has relevance today  8th March - International Woman's day - as well as being an inspiring example of a role model for young scientists everywhere, young men or women!, the school's website wrote.
 
Oaklands Catholic School/Academy is a Roman Catholic voluntary coeducational school and sixth form college with academy status located in Waterlooville, Hampshire.
 
Layana is daughter of Kalady natives Sani Paul and Rosily Sani.