Aims of the project
To inspire children about science
To support and enhance science teaching in primary schools
To benefit junior age children in maintained schools
Background and goals
The idea came through discussions with primary schools from disadvantaged areas attending our science day. The teachers suggested that help with experiments and equipment would be a real added bonus.
The idea of the boxes was from our Head of Science and we started the project in Summer 2016.
2 x teachers' time in planning, buying and collating the resources.
Technicians time in checking and replenishing the boxes on return.
Admin time in organising delivery and collection and diary for their loans to schools.
As at end Jan 18, the boxes have been used on 19 occasions in 14 schools to an average of approximately 50 children per session. The project is ongoing. We have had great feedback in terms of email comments from children and teachers who were delighted with the quality of the "amazing" equipment and the sheer enjoyment of the children participating.
1000 Junior children benefitted
Frequency and duration
This is an ongoing project.