Community Science Lab Open for National Science Week!


In March, Syngenta is set to open up its Community Science lab in Huddersfield to local Secondary schools for National Science Week.

Teaming up with Huddersfield Town FC and their schools partnership programme, Syngenta plans to host eight separate sessions and are looking to have up to 240 Year 8 and Year 9 students visit their premises.

The last event took place in December last year and was attended by 7 local schools. Head of Science for Netherhall Learning Campus, Marcus Shufflebottom said, "The Year 9 pupils who attended were waxing lyrical about their experience around the school and got the attention of other pupils who now want to go themselves. The staff also enjoyed the experience and we tied the visit into the science curriculum by asking pupils to write a report - the best of which was published in the school newsletter. It was a fantastic event which made science come to life for our pupils and we shall definitely have the next event booked in our calendar."

During UK National Science week (9th March), students will take part in a spray nozzle experiment to illustrate how farmers look to protect plants from weeds, disease and pests. Students will also extract protein from milk to demonstrate the filtration process and the visit will include a guided tour of a production plant.

To see a short flim on the Community Science Lab, click on the youTube link below.

If your school is within Kirklees and is interested to attend, please email