On 30 August 2017, Kingsway Christian College Science Faculty celebrated the National Science Week festival with our home grown Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall as he presented a scintillating session on `Innovations and Curiosity-driven Research: Lessons from the Nobel Prize’. It was an honour to acknowledge the life-changing and lifelong contribution of Prof Marshall in finding the cure for peptic ulcers. He inspired our Year 7 – 12s to be curiosity-driven and creative in thinking beyond other or self-imposed boundaries.
Drawing lessons from his journey towards winning the Nobel Prize, Prof Marshall engaged our students in testing hypotheses and use of Koch’s postulates. His candour and relatable style captured the imagination of the minds and hearts of our young people sparking off further conversations with enthralled students about the pursuit of excellence in Health Science. He was able to spend time with a Year 12 Chemistry class after the Assembly, sparking off further conversations with enthralled students about the pursuit of excellence in Health Science.
College Principal Mr Peter Burton said “It was an honour to have Professor Marshall visit us and his intriguing research lessons, ability to relate to all and excellent sense of humour certainly inspired many enquiring minds among our Secondary students.”