Tommy Dobson is one of just five talented students from the UK to have won a scholarship to attend the renowned International Science School in Sydney. With support from the Ogden Trust, this once in a life time trip will see Tommy immersed in a visionary science programme for academically talented Year 12 students.

Tommy will attend lectures by leading research scientists; experience hands-on brain expanding activities, explore the research labs, join in with a wide range of experiments and meet like-minded science mad students from all over the world.

Every two years 140 top students from Australia, China, Japan, India, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, the USA and the UK, travel to Sydney for an unforgettable fortnight of science.

James Reid, Tommy’s Physics teacher said: “We have a crop of extremely strong Physicists at Titus Salt School, many of whom applied for this opportunity. Sadly we could only nominate one to go forward for consideration by the Trust and Tommy’s essay on the development of graphene and its uses was truly exceptional. He thoroughly deserves this experience and it will stand him in great stead next year when he applies for university.”