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William Perkin is now an Associate School of The Royal Society

Some recent good news means that William Perkin has become an Associate School of The Royal Society.

The Associate Schools and Colleges scheme is a UK network of enthusiastic teachers who share their experience and work with The Royal Society in order to help promote excellence in science and mathematics teaching.

This is great news for William Perkin as this means as well as the Royal Society Partnership Grant Elite Scientists project that is occurring with Professor Monica Grady, the school can now benefit from close links with the Royal Society and access to their resources and expertise. They give teachers the opportunity to have their say and to feed their views into the work of the Royal Society and engage with their projects and activities.

In turn, The Royal Society benefits from working closely with teachers when they conduct research, respond to policy consultations and create teaching resources. They ask teachers in participating schools to contribute to our work, for example by responding to a consultation, reviewing teaching resources or participating in an event.

The Royal Society is a 350-year old organization that recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. The Society has played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant, and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science in many research areas. Past presidents include: Sir Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, Sir Christopher Wren, Samuel Pepys and Sir Ernest Rutherford, to mention but a few. It is therefore an honour for William Perkin to have this link with The Royal Society for 2 years.

More information can be found here:

As it is already known, the William Perkin Science Department has won £3000 from The Royal Society to do a project with Professor Monica Grady: “Shooting Stars on Camera: Colour, Composition and Contrasts”. As a result of William Perkin’s enthusiasm, their project has been chosen by The Royal Society to be a case Study on their website, to be showcased in the New Year.

Here is a link to previous case studies:

Ms Kapila
Science Teacher
Leader of Elite Scientists

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