This year’s Science Summer School, hosted once again by Professor Brian Cox, OBE, proved to be more ambitious and more successful than ever before. Over 150 young participants enjoyed two days of ‘doing’ science at St. Paul’s Way Trust School in east London as well as at Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The event finished with a highly successful fundraising evening at the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit.
The eminent scientist, writer and broadcaster Professor Brian Cox is passionate about inspiring future generations to enter his profession. In this exclusive article, he explains why Britain needs more Asian scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians.
Professor Brian Cox OBE hosted the third Science Summer School on the 28th and 29th August 2014 at St Paul's Way Trust School. Over 150 students from nearly 30 schools across London experienced a unique and innovative programme of TED style seminars, discussions, hands-on experiments and networking opportunities designed to inspire and encourage the next generation of scientists and engineers in the UK. AMP has helped develop and deliver the Science Summer School over the last three years, and there are now ambitious plans to share the model more widely.
Building on Professor Cox’s ambition that Britain is the best place to ‘do science’, the Lower Lea Valley in East London presents an important opportunity and context to explore the relationship between science, education, business, and aspiration.
AMP was honoured to host a visit to the St Paul's Way Transformation Project for HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York. The Prince visit St Paul's Way Trust School before walking the street and visiting the local listed Church.
Andrew has been leading the St. Paul’s Way Transformational Project for the last 5 years. This includes the new £40 million St. Paul’s Way Trust School which opened in January this year. Students and staff celebrated outstanding exam results this summer.
St. Paul’s Way is a community experiencing change. Very visible is the rebuilding of St. Paul’s Way Community School (please see the architect’s visualisation above) where £36million is being spent on rebuilding and equipping this school at the heart of St. Paul’s Way.
Advocating that we "think more outside the box" as we prepare to exit the European Union, Andrew said: " Brexit is a real opportunity for new thinking about the opportunities now presenting themselves in a digitised world that exists outside traditional silos. To grasp it, we all need a real change of mindset, both in Europe and in this country".