Newport Girls’ High School receives £40,000 grant

Written by on January 15, 2019

Newport Girls’ High School has received a £40,000 grant from the Wolfson Foundation to improve its science laboratories.

Headteacher, Mr Michael Scott commented; “Having been Headteacher of NGHS for just over a year, it is clear that we need to continue our work to modernise our science facilities. This grant from the Wolfson Foundation is most welcome at a time of financial challenge for all schools. It will enable us to redesign our physics laboratory and make small changes to improve other science facilities. With our clear focus on the promotion of women into science, technology, engineering and maths fields and a greater Ofsted focus on the quality of the curriculum a school delivers, the award marks a significant step forward in offering our students the best quality of education that we can provide. I am hugely grateful to the Wolfson Foundation for their generous grant.”

An independent charity established in 1955, the Wolfson Foundation promotes excellence in a number of key fields including science, education and the arts.  Paul Ramsbottom, Chief Executive of the Foundation said, “The Wolfson Foundation is delighted to be funding the improving of science facilities at such an excellent school – part of our longstanding commitment to science, not least in schools across the UK. The award also highlights an area of increasing importance to us: encouraging girls across the whole spectrum of subjects in science and technology. We wish the school well as they embark on this important refurbishment project.”

Refurbishments will begin in the summer with the new facilities open for September 2019.

6th Form physicists celebrate the end of the old-fashioned physics lab with Mrs Stan (senior technician), Dr Catalan (Head of Science) and Mr Scott (Headteacher)


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