Congratulations to Castleview
Dr Cathy Southworth from the Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) has played a key role in Community Engagement at Castleview Primary School, which has recently been recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony.
The partnership received the Rolls Royce Science Prize and Eden Award, which recognise excellence in science teaching and environmental approaches to learning respectively.
The project involved the creation of a science newspaper, science clubs, teacher CPD, a parent-children STEM challenge and a community science festival.
Cathy played a vital role, acting as a key partner in the organisation of a range of science engagement activities, including the community science festival and a holiday science club.
Castleview Primary School is located in Craigmillar, an area of multiple deprivation in Edinburgh. The project increased aspirations, with 20% more students wanting to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the future.