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Launching Lab_13 BioCity

We're thrilled to announce a new partnership with BioCity, the UK's largest bioscience innovation and incubation centre, based right here in Nottingham. We're going to be developing Lab_13 BioCity, a programme working with primary schools across Nottingham, where pupils will have the opportunity to spend a day in one of the BioCity labs, working with scientists to investigate burning questions that they've chosen themselves. This is an adaptation of our Lab_13 model, which started in 2009 and has since spread across three Nottingham schools, one in Northamptonshire, one in London, three in Ghana and one in Finland. We ran the first Lab_13 BioCity in May, and began by inviting pupils from Hen

Mushroom Madness!

At the beginning of the year, we worked with a group of young people from the Transition Youth Group at the Ridge Centre in Bestwood, Nottingham North. The project was funded by the #IWill campaign, which encourages young people to take part in social action, and we looked at this through the lens of creativity and curiosity. In the first few weeks, we spent some time brainstorming with the young people to see what kinds of things they were interested in and there were lots of ideas! In the end, it was decided that we should make a project that is an innovative way of solving an existing problem, and if possible it should relate to Food, Growing and Sustainability. Mo (our resident environme

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