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Scientists of tomorrow get a taste of science at Wakefield College

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Scientist and mathematicians of the future got a taste of science in action this week when they visited Wakefield College to take part in a range of exciting taster sessions to mark National Science Week.

The group of Year 8 and 9 students from Wakefield City Academy learned about DNA, compounds, imaging and maths in a crime scene, car crashes and structural engineering from experienced College tutors.

The project is part of a wider effort to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) subjects within schools to encourage more young people to take the subjects up at College and university.

Wakefield College Partnerships Manager, James Pennington said: “We’re delighted to have welcomed students from Wakefield City Academy to our STEM Taster Day as part of National Science Week.  Wakefield City Academy is one of our key partner schools and this is the latest in a series of collaborations between the school and College to give students a taste of College life. Our staff challenged students to build on existing knowledge with some exciting hands-on activities and experiments which everyone enjoyed!”

National Science Week is a UK-wide programme of events and activities, aimed at people of all ages, celebrating science, technology, engineering and maths. This year, it is taking place 11th - 20th March 2016.


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DATE: 15 March, 2016

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