Cash boost to help promote science in the classroom

Staff and students at a borough school are celebrating success in a Rolls Royce competition.

Kings Priory School, in Tynemouth, was selected as a Special Merit Award winner in the first round of the coveted Rolls Royce Science Prize.

The annual awards programme supports the implementation of new ideas in the teaching of science in schools and colleges.

Kings Priory School has won £1,000 towards promoting science after judges were impressed with the work of the school’s 22 student Ambassadors for Science and the impact they had on science throughout the academy.

Deputy head of curriculum for science Shelley Drury said: “I entered the competition last year after attending a course at the National Science Learning Centre in York.

“I was so excited to hear that our entry was a resounding success.”

Kings Priory School are now busy planning future activities for their Science Ambassadors and the wider school community.

They move on to the next phase of the Rolls Royce Science Prize in a bid to win £5,000 and be named one of the national finalists.

In the next phase, they will be recruiting ten new Science Ambassadors from Year 9, and are extremely keen to make connections with companies and organisations with a science focus.