The start of the new academic year has seen the opening of a new junior science laboratory at Ellesmere.
Since the start of the new academic year, the 185 pupils in years 4 to 8 who attend Ellesmere College's Lower School have been able to enjoy their science lessons in a new dedicated science laboratory.
The Junior Science Laboratory for pupils between the ages of 8 and 13 has been made possible by the successful bid to the Wolfson Trust which was led by the Head of Science, Dr. Tom Gareh who commented 'Although for many years the teaching of science at Ellesmere College has been carried out by subject specialists in existing laboratories, we felt that a new junior science room would give our younger pupils a more appropriate learning environment. We were delighted to receive the funding from the Wolfson Trust and already during the last few weeks, teachers have created a more focused younger pupil science environment and pupils have responded enthusiastically to the new location for their science lessons.'
The Junior Science Laboratory is just one of many recent developments at Ellesmere College. With a dedicated Arts Centre, the School also boosts a modern Sports Hall and 9-hole golf-course which are used by pupils of all ages. In the Senior School, the International Baccalaureate has been introduced into the Sixth Form and pupils can now choose between studying the International Baccalaureate or the traditional A-level courses.
A visit to the new facility will be included in the tours of the main school buildings when Ellesmere College opens its doors for the annual Lower School Open Morning on Saturday 14th October between 10am and 1pm. There will science displays and visiting children will be encouraged to participate in a variety of activities whilst their parents will have the opportunity to talk to teachers, pupils and current parents.
For further information about the School or to arrange a personal visit, prospective parents can contact the Admissions Secretary on 01691 622321.
29th September 2006 Back to News