Science Summer School - West Lancashire

West Lancashire College and local schools worked with NHS West Lancashire CCG and Virgin Care to deliver the Brian Cox Science Summer School in Skelmersdale with over 400 young people in attendance.

The event was the catalyst for a longer term programme on raising aspiration as part of tackling inequalities, linked to the place-based partnership's aspiration as a teaching and learning partnership.

The event came about through collaboration with Well North Enterprises with Well Skelmersdale match funding investment secured from the 1851 Foundation to host, at West Lancashire College, the Brian Cos Science Summer School.

The event aimed to raising aspiration and gave young people exposure to future career pathways in STEM related areas, including health and care roles of the future.

Feedback from the students and their parents has been hugely positive. One parent summed it up: “Today has inspired my son so greatly; this will be a day he always remembers… thank you for making it happen.”

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