Published: 13/02/2018 10:17 - Updated: 13/02/2018 10:25

Faye will fly the flag for women in science


Faye Iannetta with her winning flag design.
Faye Iannetta with her winning flag design.

A SPEYSIDE teenager will make her mark on the world as a flag she designed is set for a journey to Antarctica for a women in science expedition.


14-year-old Faye Innetta, who is a pupil at Speyside High School, designed the flag which will join Dr Beth Christie from the University of Edinburgh, who is representing Scotland in the female-led, Homeward Bound expedition.

Faye's design includes a coloured cross and the continent outline surrounded by stars.

Faye said: "I was really chuffed when my flag was chosen. Antarctica currently doesn’t have a flag so it’s a great honour and I’m really proud to think my design will reach Antarctica.”

The flag will be bound today when 80 women from 28 countries make the three-week sea voyage.

The expedition’s aim is to heighten the influence and impact of women with a science background in order to influence policy and decision making as it shapes the planet for the next 10 years.

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