Fairford Phiz Lab is used for science lessons in school and to host science clubs and events
The Ogden Trust recognises the positive impact of a dedicated science teaching space within a primary school on pupils, staff and the wider community. As such, each primary partnership has the opportunity to open a Phiz Lab, creating an environment to support teachers and engage pupils.
Once a partnership is agreed, the co-ordinator may propose a suitable space (often within the hub school) for approval by The Ogden Trust. If the proposal meets the criteria, a grant of £2,500 is awarded to refurbish and equip the Phiz Lab.
- is a dedicated science teaching space, with no change of use or removal of equipment or storage, for five years from the point of completion
- is a shared resource for use by each school in the partnership including (but not limited to) science lessons; science meetings; CPD training; enrichment activities; science community events
- promotes collaborative teaching and learning across the partnership
- retains a ‘visual presence’ on the school website, newsletters and relevant media
- is well-maintained
- leader provides annual feedback to the Primary Partnership Manager
The Phiz Lab environment supports and encourages well-resourced science lessons, outreach and enrichment events, science meetings and CPD. It supports the teaching of physics and encourages students to develop a physics identity through hands-on practical science investigations; two key objectives of the Trust’s mission. For more information please contact Laura Marshall.