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Launch of Curiosity project with The Renewal Trust

Ignite! has teamed up with The Renewal Trust to bring a nationwide science programme called Curiosity to Nottingham, giving children across the city the chance to benefit from free, inspiring science activities – chosen and led by young people themselves. Cherry Underwood, CEO at The Renewal Trust explained: “Nottingham prides itself on being a science city, the home of amazing inventions like the MRI scanner and Ibuprofen; as well as world-leading universities, hospitals and the life science incubator BioCity – which describes itself as ‘providing a home to the curious, to the radicals and the pioneers going toe-to- toe with the healthcare challenges that affect us all, globally’. “But

Education and Citizen Science

Our Founder and Associate Rick Hall has been on his travels again, this time to Switzerland to take part in the Education Working Group of the European Citizen Science Association – which is a title to be reckoned with but is basically exploring how children in school can get involved in Citizen Science projects. Citizen Science? Science research that involves members of the public in gathering data and evidence. Rick is particularly interested in opportunities for schools to run their own investigations in collaboration with research scientists, which is why Ignite! has been so committed to curiosity-led learning like Lab_13 and the Institute for Research in Schools. Up in the mountains o

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