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Pond dipping thanks to AWE

Primary school pupils were eager to discover what lay at the bottom of their pond thanks to science equipment from AWE.

Pupils from Buckleberry Primary School used pond dipping utensils from AWE to investigate what was living in their school playground pond.

The children, aged 7-11, members of the lunchtime science club, were very excited to inspect frogspawn and insects with underwater magnifying pods leant to the primary school by AWE.

AWE works actively with local schools to foster and inspire innovation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Parent Sarah Strong who set up the Buckleberry's Primary School's science club said: "The equipment that AWE leant us has been brilliant. The children love discovering creatures in the pond."

Paul Dalgarno the AWE schools liaison representative for Buckleberry School said: "I am pleased that the school is making good use of the school science loan equipment from AWE. The feedback I have received from the teachers is that it is of huge benefit to children in supporting their science curriculum. It helps bring science to life."

Through AWE's school liaison scheme, schools can request to borrow equipment which supports the science curriculum. The scheme offers human body equipment which includes life-size moveable skeleton, bag of bones, pumping heart and tooth models learning about the environment through the wind turbine, power house or water cycle pack.

There are over 80 schools throughout Berkshire and Hampshire that are members of the AWE Schools Liaison Scheme, the aim of which is to promote the STEM subject in a fun and interactive way

Notes to Editors:

  1. AWE plays a crucial role in national defence by providing and maintaining warheads for Trident, the UK's nuclear deterrent
  2. AWE is contracted to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) through a Government-owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) arrangement. Whilst our sites and facilities remain in government ownership, their management, day to day operations, and the maintenance of the nuclear stockpile is contracted to a private company AWE Management Limited (AWE ML). AWE ML is a consortium comprising three equal partners: Serco Group plc, the Lockheed Martin Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group.
  3. AWE press releases are available on our website: www.awe.co.uk<http://www.awe.co.uk>. For further information contact Media@AWE.co.uk or 01189855888

 

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