In an effort to better prepare their students for the important decision of choosing subjects for their final three years of school, Woodhill College in Pretoria requires Grade 9 pupils to partake in a work shadowing experience.

Two learners from this school, Nadia Santosuosso and Lenschen Greyling with an interest in genetics, joined Danielle RoodtAndi Wilson and Mariette Ferreira for some hands-on experience in the lab. They had a tour of the FABI facilities, did their own PCR, gel electrophoresis and sequencing analyses. In the process their many questions related to scientific research were answered.

We sincerely hope this inspired them to consider a career in science as we are driven to motivate the next generation of scientists.