Syngenta in Greenhead College Collaboration

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Syngenta and Greenhead College recently struck up a new partnership, to support Greenhead College's sustainability drive. Syngenta generously equipped every Chemistry lab in the new Hirst Building with a set of lab coats, saving students money and providing a great opportunity for teachers to discuss resource use and circular economy. Previously, students used to purchase their own lab coats for use during their time at the college. With the new batch of lab coats permanently in the new labs, students have access to a coat for their lesson and they can be re-used by other classes.

Stuart Strathdee, Sustainability Lead at the College said “The college is continually looking at ways to reduce its carbon footprint and this is one of many ways of new thinking that we are able to bring forward, thanks to the generosity of Syngenta. The new Hirst building is a state of the art teaching facility for our students and also the wider community. We are already inspiring the next generation of scientists by welcoming visiting primary schools to our premises.” 

Carl Sykes of Syngenta said “Our partnership with Greenhead College was one of 40 different community partnerships in the last 12 months. When we heard about the idea, we were very keen to find a way to contribute and make the idea work. Stuart and colleagues kindly showed us around the new Hirst building and it is a great asset to the Town and the region.”

Pictured; Carl Sykes and Megan Smith of Syngenta presenting students at the college with certificates.