Schools & TeachersThe Institute has a long-standing commitment to engage schools locally, nationally and internationally, with our largest schools event ‘Schools’ Day’ dating back to 1996. We aim to inspire, excite and enthuse the next generation of scientists, sharing our passion for the wonder of scientific discovery and demonstrating the broad range of career opportunities available in the life sciences.
Our schools engagement programme spans all of our research areas; epigenetics, cell signalling and immunology, as well as encompassing our state-of-the-art scientific facilities to enrich learning for students of all ages and provide teachers with the opportunity to keep up to date with innovative research and technology.
We provide a range of opportunities for students (of all ages) and teachers, from visits to the Institute’s world-class laboratories and scientific facilities to researcher visits to schools with talks and hands-on activities. We also work to raise awareness of career opportunities in the life sciences, participating in careers events and offering work experience placements and teacher training placements throughout the year.
Finally, we have developed a range of resources, including videos, games, presentations and hands-on activities that can be used to support classroom learning. To see more about upcoming opportunities, please follow the links below. Please email PE@babraham.ac.uk for more information or to sign up to our Schools Mailing List. To find out more about our previous or existing schools work have a look at our blog.