Vodafone is supporting a £30m initiative to promote science lessons in British schools to inspire the next generation of pioneering scientists.
The scheme, called Project Enthuse, is in response to official studies that suggest pupils are turning away from science because of the way it is taught in schools.
As well as the need for training more specialist science teachers, it’s also believed that teachers need Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to help them keep up-to-date with ideas.
Under the new scheme, launched by the Wellcome Trust, teachers will have increased access to CPD courses at the National Science Learning Centre, which is an £11m purpose-built centre in York.
Every UK-maintained school can apply for funding to cover fees, travel and accommodation for teachers, the cost to schools for providing teaching cover, and extra funds to help teachers share what they learn with colleagues.
Picture credit: The Wellcome Trust