Syngenta Opens up Community Science Lab to Local Schools Through HTAFC Partnership

Pictured are pupils from Colne Valley High School with Syngenta Process Chemist Chris Knight (l) and Huddersfield Town Ambassador Andy Booth (r)

Syngenta in Huddersfield is running a Community Science Lab for local schools through its partnership with Premier League Huddersfield Town AFC. During December, seven local schools across the district will bring up to 160 pupils to the adapted Lab where they shall take part in a series of experients to see how science is applied in industry.

Syngenta Process Chemist Chris Knight said “The Science Lab was one of the highlights of our Public Open Day last year and we have adapted it with the aim of showing students how science is applied in our industry. Our Scientific Experts have prepared some exciting experiments to inspire young people about the use of science in agriculture.” Students will take part in a plant seed experiment and build their own root viewing station as well as extracting protein from milk to demonstration the filtration process. The visit also includes a guided tour of a production plant.

Mr Knight said “Through our partnership with Huddersfield Town FC we have made the offer available to local schools and Eight signed up, wanting to visit our site and engage with the programme.”

Andy Booth of Huddersfield Town said “This is the third year of our partnership with Syngenta and once again we have been able to work together to give schools opportunities to see how what students learn in the classroom is applied in real life.” Part of the event will include a competition and chance for pupils to win a signed Huddersfield Town football.

Schools involved this year include North Huddersfield Trust, Netherhall Learning Campus, Salendine Nook High, Colne Valley High, Royds Hall High, Holmfirth High and Almondbury Community School. Mr Knight said “We hope the events are a success and we shall look to target another Community Science Lab event in National Science Week, planned for March 2018.”