Discovery Museum awarded £ 80,000 to support education for Tyneside youth
The funding will support a range of education and youth engagement initiatives over the next three years, focusing primarily on STEM topics – science, technology, engineering, math – and using the science and technology collections. museum engineering as a source of inspiration.
“These funds will allow us to improve and expand the museum’s learning and engagement program, with the aim of instilling a continuing enthusiasm for these subjects, giving young people the confidence to pursue a career in these subjects. areas, ”says Thomas Elwick, Learning Manager at the Discovery Museum. officer.
“Many current and future careers involve STEM subjects, and the activities we can offer will also equip children and young people with transferable life skills. “
In a typical year without a pandemic, the Discovery Museum‘s learning team runs sessions for 13,000 schoolchildren. In 2020, a new mixed offer including virtual school visits was developed to ensure the continuation of essential awareness-raising work.
“We need to make sure that this continues in the future and we at the Reece Foundation are delighted to support the museum by showing these fantastic inventions to a new audience of young people and inspiring them to imagine the big ideas that will transform the world. future. , explains Anne Reece.
The overarching ambition of the Reece Foundation is to increase the long-term prosperity of the North East of England. Improving STEM education, strengthening engineering skills training and developing employment opportunities are key areas of its work to achieve this.