On Thursday 7th July, Napp welcomed a group of young scientists from William Westley C of E Primary School for a ‘Morning of Science’, in celebration of 10 years of our Science Ambassadors scheme, which has now reached over 100,000 children in Cambridgeshire.
The event, hosted by our own Science Ambassadors, saw the students participate in exciting, hands-on educational activities, including the ‘Mini-Production Process’, which follows the process of making medicines using everyday ingredients, like sugar, flour and salt. The event was a great success with the children showing great enthusiasm for science education.
At Napp, we are committed to contributing to the science education of the next generation in the UK and believe that STEMM subjects are increasingly important in our everyday lives. Not only will more scientists be needed in future, but everyone needs to be able to make informed choices about complex subjects, including health, use of technology, our impact on the environment and the ethics of scientific research.
It was with this in mind that Napp, together with our independent associated companies on the Cambridge Science Park, established the Science Ambassadors scheme 10 years ago, recruiting staff to volunteer and share their passion for science with local school children, aged 4 – 18. To date, the scheme has trained 80 Science Ambassadors and worked with more than 100 different schools in the Cambridge area.
We are thrilled at the success of the Science Ambassador scheme and look forward to continuing this important work by offering enhanced learning opportunities for students.