During the week beginning 19th November, scientists from The Francis Crick Institute visited New End for the third year in a row.

The Francis Crick Institute recognises that young people today are surrounded by so many incredible discoveries and enormous technology advances. However with a shortage of students in the UK taking up careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), helping young people understand, challenge and embrace science and inspire them towards science-related careers has never been more important.  They are passionate about providing amazing opportunities to bring science to life for young people. They strive to give children a positive experience of science and STEM professionals, that builds year-on-year into a broad understanding of the way that science is relevant to everyday life and how STEM qualifications open the doors to a range of careers.

Years One, Two, Three, Four and Six had workshops with the scientists completing hands-on activities based around different aspects of scientific inquiry.  These included the senses, bacteria and germs, skeletons, sound and microscopes.

Both Year Five classes visited The Francis Crick Institute for a day of experiments based around chemistry and electricity.

We look forward to continuing our relationship with The Francis Crick Institute in the years to come.