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School partnership: Fylde Coast

Published: 3 June 2020

Throughout the funding cycle for Fylde Coast Partnership we worked closely with Lancaster University, local industry, and our local STEM network to develop events that could be sustained. As a cluster we now still meet and continue to deliver an annual series of five open lectures that are suitable from primary Year 5 through to adults, student competitions and a three-day planetarium and science workshop programme (sadly cancelled for 2020 due to the lockdown). The planetarium and science workshop event is our biggest annual undertaking; we try to widen access to physics and the schools invited to attend are from secondary schools in low participation areas in science. Across all our activities during 2018/19, we engaged with over 5,000 students from 20 schools.

Mhairi Mitchison
Fylde Coast Partnership (2013–18)
Physics teacher, Blackpool Sixth Form College
(May 2020)

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