Upton Court Grammar School was awarded a grant of £3478 by Slough Public Hall Trust for the purchase of specialist Chemistry equipment for A Level classes.
The Burnham based Trust is a charitable organisation committed to funding the purchase of specialist equipment and resources in Slough schools. The grant awarded to Upton Court Grammar will enable the purchase of equipment such as melting point apparatus and colorimeters, allowing a hands on learning experience for the students, rather than the usual theoretical approach.
Chemistry is one the most popular subjects at the school for A level, with over 100 students pursuing it, most continuing onto University to pursue Chemistry related degrees or healthcare courses. Previously, the Trust awarded £3000 to the school for the purchase of digital microscopes, which have allowed hundreds of A Level Biology students to benefit from their use.
Mercedes Hernandez Estrada, Principal, Upton Court Grammar School Principal said “In an age of austerity it is encouraging to know the organisations such as the Slough Public Hall Trust continue to support education and school. We are very grateful for their generous contribution to enhancing the learning of Chemistry.”
Usman Choudhury, Head of Chemistry Department, Upton Court Grammar School said “Students ability to learn is greatly enhanced through hands-on experience of chemical reactions. This grant will enable us to run complex practical activities which were only possible in theory until now.”
Image attached : L to R – Usman Choudhury (Head of Chemistry), Tom Purdie (Chemistry Technician), Mercedes Hernandez Estrada (Principal). Image taken in chemistry laboratory.