/ 03 September 2021

A forward thinker

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“I’m still pretty young, so I’ve got a while to decide,” said 9yo Allegra Clarke about her dream to become an astronaut/engineer/scientist. At the rate that she’s going, she might have to make that decision quick sticks… The Gold Coast primary schooler has been accepted to study a university physics course in NSW. Allegra reached out to the uni after finding parts of year 11 and 12 physics work “pretty easy”. OMG… But she has form. At 4yo, she was reading encyclopaedias, and by 5yo, she was explaining black holes to her classmates. These days at school, she is in “extension-extension classes”. She hopes that as she gets older, she’ll see more girls in STEM. “Girls can be full of ideas that sometimes boys just don’t know,” she said. Sing it, sister…

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