Science Summer School 2017

Inspiring kids to enjoy science

Children from schools across our Bradford, Doncaster and Whitehaven pathfinder areas will be attending the St Paul’s Way Trust Science Summer School 2017 on 25th and 26th July, hosted in London by Professor Brian Cox. Our Chairman, Lord Mawson, was one of the founders of the Science Summer School (SSS)and also takes part each year.

The St Paul’s Way Trust Science Summer School has been successfully running for five years. Its aim is to inspire 11-18 year olds from across the country to pursue careers in STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. This event provides an exciting view of cutting edge scientific research alongside exploration of scientific areas in greater depth than lessons allow or that lie completely outside of the normal science curriculum. Whatever the specific nature of the workshop, presentation or talk, the Science Summer School helps those with a genuine enjoyment of STEM based subjects to learn from some of the most influential and internationally renowned scientific minds in the world.

Commented Andrew Mawson: "Skills shortages in STEM sectors represent a real threat to the UK’s capacity for growth. Employers struggle to find enough future employees suitably qualified in STEM to meet demand. I'm delighted to be part of this exciting approach to inspiring young people to help keep the UK at the forefront of scientific discovery and entrepreneurialism."

Find out more about the programme and speakers including Prof Brian Cox, Prof Ceri Brenner, Dr Suze Kundu, Dr Steven Le Comber, Lewis Dartnell, Dr Maggie Alderin-Pocock and many others - download the programme here.

Read about how the SSS is working in partnership with the new Infinity Festival in Cumbria here.

(Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Norden)