Funding for School’s Science Projects (UK)

5 09 2011

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Funding for School’s Science Projects (UK)

The Royal Society has announced that the next round of Partnership Grants will open for applications on the 5th September 2011. Through the scheme grants of between £250 and £3,000 will be available to support teachers, scientists and engineers help develop science projects. The aim is to make the teaching of science more interesting within primary and secondary schools. The Partnership grants scheme forms partnerships to allow teachers to increase their scientific knowledge and to give scientists and engineers the chance to develop their communication skills and engage with enquiring young minds.

Any UK primary or secondary school teacher or practising scientist/engineer can apply as long as the students involved in the project are between 5 and 18. Applications must be made together with the partner, and need to be signed by the teacher, partner and schools’ headteacher. 

Examples of previously funded projects include:

  • St Michael on the Mount Primary School received a grant of £2,050 to help pupils to learn about the human body by constructing a 15 foot skeleton. Working with engineers from Airbus UK, every class constructed a working model of their particular body part, giving the pupils the opportunity to apply some of the scientific principles they had discovered
  • Netheard High School, Dereham (Norfolk) received £2,488 for ‘Our Star’. The project gave the whole school the opportunity to explore the solar system at first hand.

The deadline for applications will be the 4th November 2011….

http://royalsociety.org/education/partnership/

 
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