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Science Centre officially relaunched at Queen Mary's College in Basingstoke

Picture credited to Andy Goldman

To mark its 20th anniversary, the Science Centre at Queen Mary's College in Basingstoke is reopening today after a major refurbishment.

With a fresh look and new resources, the centre is open to students of all ages and is aiming to inspire the next generation of scientists. 

The specially designed science laboratory is for use by primary school children aged 4-11.

Staff say it's a unique facility, with an extensive range of quality equipment and resources that cover the entire primary science curriculum.

Led by expert staff the fun and interactive sessions have been engaging children for the past two decades with hands-on scientific experimentation and investigation within the laboratory, dark area and science garden.

Speaking exclusively to The Breeze, Principal Ali Foss, has told us more about the opportunities the new facility brings:

Director of Learning for Science, Nick Everett, is hopeful the space will have a positive impact:

Students Jess and Charlotte have told us how the centre inspired them to study science and encouraged others to do so as well. 

AWE says it's so pleased to see its work with Queen Mary's College in Basingstoke is making a big difference in the lives of young people. 

The science centre was first created twenty years ago thanks to the work of local scientists from the organisation.

AWE Director Sian Butler has told us why it's been great to support the project.

You can find out more about the project here.

(Pictures credited to Andy Goldman)

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