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Shenton-students-in-Beijing.RESIZEDForget reading, writing and arithmetic – five bright high school students are light years away from such mundane subjects.

A group of 14- and 15 year-old Shenton College girls were stars on the world stage recently when they attended the Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition for a week of science and cultural events – and a snowball battle and 25-course banquet.

One of the team was student Daisy Evans, who was supervised by ICRAR Deputy Director Professor Lister Staveley-Smith, who worked with Lister on how the SKA will be able to detect galaxies in the distant Universe.

More on the story from UWA News.