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Lord calls on universities to help state school science lessons

12/10/2011 Joanna
A leading scientist and peer has called on universities and private schools to work with state schools in improving access to science facilities, people looking for science teacher jobs will be interested to hear.

Speaking to the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) last week (October 6th), Lord Winston said that around 35 per cent of state schools have inadequate science facilities.

The Labour life peer said that universities and other institutions have a "key responsibility" to help pupils receive a good practical education in science.

He said: "If we could collaborate together to set up hubs with local universities we could really change I think the educational process for these kids and offer them such a fantastic experience."

The peer referred to an example of pupils working on practical experiments at Imperial College that he said were two years ahead of the studies possible at their school.

Lord Winston has presented BBC science programmes, including Bafta-winning The Human Body. He is currently emeritus professor of fertility at Imperial College London and chancellor at Sheffield Hallan University.

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