Pollyanna Cohen, Year 12 student from LAUDE The Lady Elizabeth School, spent two weeks of her Summer holidays studying Biotechnology at Cambridge University. Pollyanna was the recipient of the ADINA HARPER AWARD and chose to attend the course at Cambridge where she is hoping to go after completing her A Levels.
She stayed in Trinity Hall College and enjoyed the daily lectures on subjects ranging from microbiology to evolution. Every afternoon she and her classmates participated in an array of activities including laboratory practicals, extracting DNA and manipulating bacterial genes, all of which was university level work. During her time at Cambridge, she also visited five museums, including the Science Museum, and experienced ‘punting’ along the River Cam. After such a fantastic two weeks Pollyanna is looking forward to working hard to ensure that one day she has the opportunity to return to Cambridge University as a student.