The Junior Science
Department at Prior Park College has been awarded a Royal Society Partnership
Grant of £2148 to run an exciting and innovative chemistry project with Dr Antoine
Buchard from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies at the University
Prior Park College was delighted
to receive support from The Royal Society and will use the grant to purchase specialist
equipment to enable Junior Science students to conduct an investigation
entitled “Green plastics versus water: A degradation study”. Dr Buchard, is
excited at the prospect of getting increasing numbers of young students
involved in hands-on scientific research.
The Royal Society offers
Partnership Grants to schools and colleges who are seeking to bring science to
life for their students, and has seen more than £1.3million being invested in
more than 745 educational establishments since 2000.
Dr Kathryn Rix, a
Science teacher at Prior Park College who has been instrumental in securing the
grant, explained: “I am thrilled that our students will have the opportunity to
explore science outside of the classroom and engage in activities that are not
usually available to school students. In particular, our students will gain a valuable
insight into the world of scientific research, relate to scientists as ordinary
people and hopefully become inspired to study science in the future”.
Monday 12 May 2014
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Park College is one of the largest independent Catholic co-educational boarding
and day schools in the UK, with 580+ students.
College is situated within a picturesque 57-acre site overlooking the world
heritage city of Bath.
College received ‘outstanding’ in it’s latest ISI Inspection Report.
Park College is part of The Prior Foundation which comprises a group of three
schools: The Paragon Junior School, Bath; Prior Park Prep School, Cricklade,
Wiltshire; Prior Park College, Bath. Further information can be found on our