UK grower G’s has joined a growing body of influential companies strategically invested in Cambridge Science Centre to help highlight the importance of STEM learning as a stepping stone into exciting new career opportunities for young people, reports Cambridge Network.
The Cambridge Science Centre is an educational charity established to provide interactive, hands-on science and technology experiences for primary school children and young learners. Its range of immersive STEM curriculum-based initiatives offer children access to hands-on exhibits, science shows and workshops both at a physical location in central Cambridge and through an extensive outreach programme to schools and community centres.
The Science Centre also plays a crucial role in providing access to hard-copy physical resources to disadvantaged communities to encourage more young people into the technology, engineering, and scientific sectors.
G’s joins Cambridge Science Centre to help highlight the importance of the agriculture sector, particularly the ever-growing agri-tech industries, to young learners particularly around Ely, where their headquarters are based and throughout East Anglia.
Charlotte Downing, G’s Head of Resourcing & Talent, said: “As progressive growers, we make a difference by developing our people, caring for the environment, and supporting local communities.
'We believe our support of Cambridge Science Centre will help us with this mission by inspiring young people as to the opportunities there are to create highly skilled and rewarding careers within the fresh produce and farming industry.”
Rebecca Porter, Head of Development, Cambridge Science Centre, said: “We are delighted to welcome G’s to our Executive Council.
'We are particularly pleased as the agriculture sector here in East Anglia is not only vast but vital to the whole of the UK. Together we aim to showcase how this sector can inspire children into taking the next steps in their science-based journey.
'We are looking forward to working with Charlotte and her team and bringing Cambridge-quality STEM engagement to new audiences.”
Cambridge Science Centre (CSC) is the only year-round science centre in the East of England. It specialises in taking complex scientific messages and making them accessible, exciting & fun for young learners.
Through a combination of informal STEM outreach in schools & communities and visits to the Cambridge Centre, CSC has engaged with 400,000 young learners, their families & teachers since opening in 2013.