Students enjoy British Science Week...

Students from the Gateway Academy recently celebrated British Science Week (9-18 March) by showcasing their knowledge of Science and practical skills with spectacular experiments and displays for their fellow peers to enjoy. Students were also involved in a controversial debate concerning the ethics of Genetic Engineering and shared a minute silence in honour of the late Stephen Hawking.

The experiments were overseen by the Science faculty and witnessed by local company, Amazon, who very kindly donated £1,000 to assist in the process. Amazon, who opened their 13th warehouse in Tilbury during late 2017, had recently launched a community project to donate £1,000 to a secondary school in the Thurrock area.

When visiting the academy, they were particularly impressed with the students’ knowledge and their enthusiasm for the subject.

Executive Assistant and Community Champion, Lisa Mack, said “Today has been incredible. The confidence of the students and their amazing enthusiasm for Science was fantastic to see. They brought Science to life in a fun and engaging way. We were delighted to donate £1,000 as part of our community programme.”

Head of Science, Mr Cormac Fanning, said “I am very proud of our students and my science colleagues. We would like to thank Amazon for their generous donation which will be used to support the resources for even higher quality learning. I hope they enjoyed their visit to the Academy.”


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