Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) has become a new sponsor for the Community Lab at Discovery Park.
This sponsorship allows groups of up to 16 students to use a range of equipment that is not accessible in their own school’s lab to make more interesting science lessons. Teachers and students will be able to use the lab to carry out experiments to support their learning, as well as benefit from time with working scientists to build aspirations.
The Community Lab brings together Discovery Park, CCCU, Pfizer and educational charity STEM Learning to provide local schools hands-on scientific learning opportunities. Enabling access to industry standard facilities and equipment not available in the classroom, the Community Lab will help inspire young people to pursue STEM careers.
Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, Vice-Chancellor of Canterbury Christ Church University said "We are delighted to be sponsoring the Community Lab at Discovery Park."
"As a University we are strong supporters of widening access to educational opportunites for our local communities and this project will offer local school children the chance to discover and develop an interest in the important STEM subjects."
The Community Lab forms part of a wider selection of activities at Discovery Park aimed at encouraging young people to pursue careers in STEM-related subjects.
More information about the Community Lab can be found on the Discovery Park website.