Science Outreach at Oxford High marked Science Week with the brilliant team of Sixth Form STEM mentors with pupils from St Nicholas’ Primary School in a lab activity preparing and observing their own cheek cells!
Whether using swabs or saline, everyone was incredibly busy using centrifuges and staining up their preparations with methylene blue. Some terrific microscopy went on, and well done to the STEM mentors who simultaneously guided and trained the children to such a high level of expertise in one and a half hours.
Outreach is a key part of the working week at Oxford High, and we celebrate our 6th year of Sixth Form STEM mentors volunteering to help teach weekly lessons to local primary school children either in their school or in one of our labs. Many of our STEM mentors go on to study Medicine and related disciplines, and Science Outreach offers them the rewarding and valuable opportunity for sustained periods of relevant experience in school.
Thanks to the Oxford High mentors, scores of primary school children in the local community have benefited from first-class STEM learning and engagement- in the cunning disguise of everyone having great fun!
Read about it in the local press here. Well done all!