Clarkson Evans sparks school’s interest in science

Clarkson Evans school science lab

When Churchdown Village Junior School, Gloucester needed electrics to get its new log cabin science laboratory up and running. Leading electrical contractor, Clarkson Evans, stepped in to help put power and lighting inside the new building.

Headteacher, Mark Bacon, said: “I would like to offer my sincere thanks to Clarkson Evans for providing and installing our school with all of the electrical hardware to bring our science cabin to life.

“We do a lot at the school to promote practical science, design technology and lots of STEM activities, so we wanted to make a feature of science.

“Our ‘Fab Lab’ is a dedicated science laboratory which is designed to allow all children the opportunity to participate in a range of practical, hands-on science activities and experiments in a purpose-built classroom.

“As well as science curriculum lessons, we have already had live link-ups with CERN in Switzerland (The European Organisation for Nuclear Research) and the Ogden Trust charity to give our pupils an experience of science in the real world and where their skills that they develop now could lead them in the future.

“It is a fantastic resource and we are so thankful to Clarkson Evans for their generosity and support.”

Clarkson Evans fitted a series of power sockets at different levels around the structure, including at work bench height to allow for larger science experiments. Higher levels were also installed for lighting, interactive whiteboards and projectors.

Managing Director, Nathan Evans, popped down to the school to officially open the new facilities and got to see some of the pupils in action testing series circuits and investigating propellers. He said he was delighted to help out.

“We are really proud to help the school improve their science facilities and we hope this brilliant new laboratory will encourage young people to think about careers in science and consider apprenticeships in the future,” he said.