Two future scientists are making waves overseas.
South Otago High School (SOHS) pupils Ryan Williams and Jethro Ware recently attended the International Youth Science Forum in London.
The forum included Nobel prizewinning guest speakers, visits to technical institutes and meeting Princess Anne.
The pair attended alongside more than 480 delegates from around the world.
The two pupils were funded to go through various funding opportunities including the Bruce Stewart Leadership programme and the Clutha District Council.
Ryan said the experience was ‘‘amazing’’.
‘‘It was awesome to go to London, as it’s so much bigger than New Zealand,’’ he said.
‘‘It didn’t seem too much different from our country but it was a great experience travelling on a subway.’’
‘‘Meeting new people from all over the world was incredible.’’
‘‘We got to meet education-leading professors and made connections with people who we still talk to to this day,’’ Jethro said.
Jethro said he enjoyed standing as a flag bearer for Bolivia at the opening ceremony.
Ryan spoke to the Rotary Club of Balclutha about his time in London.
SOHS principal Mike Wright said he was proud of the pair for their achievement.
‘‘It’s an amazing achievement. The entire school is extremely proud of the boys and we look forward to seeing how far they go.’’
Ryan was interested in going into medicine once he completed high school, and Jethro was leaning towards mechatronics engineering.