SCIENCE LAB OPENING FOR LOCAL JUNIOR SCHOOL SUPPORTED BY XCAM
XCAM attended the Science Day held by Northampton High School, a local school for girls, in support of the opening of their brand new junior science lab. CEO of XCAM, Karen Holland, was invited to ‘cut the ribbon’ which included igniting a container full of flammable gas, much to the excitement of the audience. Other events throughout the day included fun science demonstrations from Atomic Tom, rocket launches and an on-site planetarium, to name a few.
The science lab has been constructed to engage the girls in science before they reach secondary school, to inspire them to uptake STEM related subjects at later stages of their academic career. Northampton High School actively encourages participation in STEM subjects amongst their students including offering STEM ambassador programmes to the senior students, who interviewed XCAM engineers as part of their work, and a recent trip to a conference for the junior students who were lucky enough to meet astronaut Tim Peake!