Renishaw has awarded £10,000 to Southville Primary School, Bristol, winner of its Super Science competition held in collaboration with the Bristol Post newspaper. The school will use the prize money to purchase a range of indoor and outdoor science equipment including circuits, magnets, microscopes and weather stations.
Southville Primary School was the winner of a random draw, which took place on 16 December 2016. Schools could increase their chances of winning by collecting as many Super Science tokens as possible and exchanging them for draw tickets.
Chris Pockett, Head of Communications at Renishaw explains: “There are so many ways in which science and engineering companies can support schools and nurture pupils’ interest in STEM subjects.” Research by King’s College London shows that children develop an interest in science very early on, before the age of 14. To encourage this interest, schools need resources and expertise they might not always have. This is where engineering and science companies can truly make a difference. The Super Science £10K Giveaway will help advance Southville Primary School’s teaching in science and technology.
Chris Pockett and Julie Collins, Education Liaison Manager at Renishaw, presented Southville Primary School with a cheque for £10,000 during a school assembly on 7 February 2017.
Sandie Smith, Head teacher at Southville Primary School comments: “Southville Primary School is extremely grateful to Renishaw for the Super Science funding. Apart from basic resources to enhance learning in Science, Maths, Healthy Schools and Eco agendas, we will be installing weather stations, adding to our raised bed planting areas and every class will have stick insects to learn about life cycles.”
As a strong advocate of workplace training and development, Renishaw currently employs over 100 manufacturing, engineering and software apprentices. By getting involved in initiatives such as the Super Science competition, Renishaw is investing in the engineers of the future. Go to www.renishaw.com for more information about the company.