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Technician's Conference

Last month, school science technicians from across the country once again travelled to St Peter’s School, York – hub school for the York Ogden Partnership – for the annual North East & North West Science Technicians’ Conference.

Ninety delegates from 39 schools attended the conference, with local institutions Vale of York Academy, Manor CE Academy, Joseph Rowntree School, Fulford School, Bootham School and The Mount sending representatives, together with schools as far afield as Wales and Warwickshire.

There were a range of activities and workshops available throughout the day, delivered by education consultants, university outreach officers and fellow technicians among others. There was also an exhibition of 13 leading equipment suppliers. 

Topics covered included Disgusting Digestion, Elements of Health, Magical Enzymes, Gene Technology, Working with Glass, Ecology Fieldwork and Applications of 3D printing. One of the most popular workshops was ‘Don’t Believe Your Eyes’, designed and delivered by St Peter’s School Physics Technician Mark Robinson. 

David Morris, Head of Science at St Peter’s School, said: “This was the eighth time that we have organised and hosted the conference and we’re very pleased that it continues to be so well received. There was a fantastic range of talks on today that we hope will have inspired the technicians, who play such an essential role in the successful running of school science departments. I would like to thank all of the workshop presenters and in particular our superb team of technicians at St Peter’s who were instrumental in ensuring that it was such a successful day."

This story first appeared on the St Peter’s School website, and you can view more photos from the event here