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Video | Are you pretty curious?

EDF Energy has launched an initiative to change teenage girls’ perceptions of science.

EDF - the firm behind plans for a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset - said its #prettycurious programme would introduce teenage girls to role models they could identify with, and inspire them to pursue science-based subjects at school.

A survey carried out by YouGov to mark the initiative found that a third of girls in the UK aged 11 to 16 didn’t think they were smart enough to become a scientist - and that boys were five times more likely than girls to want to be engineers, despite evidence that many girls enjoy science at school.


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