Science Summer School 2018

A group of 30 students from Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford enjoyed an amazing two days at the St Paul’s Way Trust Science Summer School 2018 in London, hosted by Professor Brian Cox OBE.

Supported by the Pears Foundation, the group got involved in a huge range of activities during the seventh annual Science Summer School. The aim is to inspire 11-18 year-olds from London and across the country to pursue careers in STEAM subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths - and help to realise Professor Brian Cox’s ambition that Britain is recognised as “the best place in the world to learn and experience science.”

St Paul’s Way Trust Science Summer School looks to address the key national and global issue of a ‘scientific deficit’ by providing a truly inspiring opportunity for pupils through a programme of exciting practical-based workshops, unusual activities and high profile guest speakers who deliver short ‘TED talk’ style presentations. A major focus this year was to encourage young women to consider STEAM as a further education and career opportunity.

Around 500 pupils attended the 2018 event on Monday 16th July at St Paul’s Way Trust School, Tower Hamlets, London and Tuesday 17th July at Plexal Here East on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.

Well North Chairman Lord Andrew Mawson, co-founder, with Professor Cox, of the St Paul’s Way Trust Science Summer School, said: “This year we devoted Day 1 to helping 400 young women raise their career aspirations in STEAM. On Day 2 we brought 200 young men and women together as we 'reached out’ to the educational and cultural institutions now moving onto Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, to encourage interaction with the schools taking part from east London. It was an amazing two days!”

Click here to watch a video about the event by Prof Cox.

Photo: Professor Cox and Lord Mawson (centre) with the Bradford students

To read about the highlights of this event from previous years, please click the following links: