School’s new lab gets Bishop's blessing during Science Week

Pupils at Kentish Town C of E Primary School are thrilled with their new science lab, which was officially opened by the Bishop of Edmonton today (Tuesday) during the school’s Science Week

The Rt Revd Rob Wickham gave his blessing to the new facilities when he visited the school as part of a week of science activities. 

The fully-equipped science lab, in a refurbished classroom, has been in use since September. It was set up with a £127,500 grant from Camden Council’s section 106 funds, as well as £25,000 from the London Diocesan Board for Schools. 

The lab is regularly used by children in years one to six – as well as being offered for use by classes from neighbouring primary schools. Kentish Town Primary also runs a Friday afternoon science club, open to children from all year groups at the school. 

Loans of equipment, ranging from microscopes to model skeletons and real animal bones, have come from the Francis Crick Institute in King’s Cross.

Assistant head Daniela Rader, who is the school’s science co-ordinator, said: “Our aim is to develop our pupils’ practical skills by encouraging them to ask big questions, plan and carry out experiments and form their own conclusions. We want them to explore science for themselves and develop a love for the subject, as well as sound methods of scientific enquiry.”

In Camden an amazing 98% of children attend primary schools rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted – higher than almost anywhere else in the country.

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