QMC is working in partnership with AWE and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to deliver a series of fun science workshops on the theme Journey to Space for primary children across Basingstoke and North Hampshire this week.
Around 250 pupils are expected to take part in the workshops which are being hosted by QMC and delivered by a team of AWE Scientists. The workshops have also been made accessible by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council who has stepped in to provide transport to and from local schools.
Ali Foss, Principal of Queen Mary’s College said: “Queen Mary’s College has a long-held reputation for delivering, supporting and championing high quality science education across the Basingstoke region. To this end we are pleased to be working in partnership with AWE and Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council to support this exciting week of events for budding scientists from our local primary schools.”
AWE’s Community Engagement Manager, Philippa Kent, who runs the company’s award-winning schools programme, said: ‘British Science week is a great opportunity to raise the profile of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in our local schools. We are delighted to be working in partnership with QMC and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to deliver this great fun programme of activities, designed jointly by AWE scientists and staff at the College’s Science Centre.”
Cabinet Member for Communities and Community Safety at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Cllr Simon Bound added: “We are delighted to work in partnership with AWE and Queen Mary's College to celebrate British Science Week. Inspiring future generations of scientists and engineers is key to the long-term economic success of our borough, which is home to many innovative businesses.
“The amazing facilities at the Science Centre at the college, which have been supported by AWE for many years, offer primary school pupils the chance to have a first-hand experience of the world of opportunities science and engineering can open up for them.”