Edina Trust funds travel bursary scheme for targeted schools in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
We are delighted to announce that we have secured funding that will help more schools to visit our new Science Oxford Centre. The Edina Trust has generously offered to support travel bursaries to the schools in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire with the highest proportion of pupils receiving free school meals. During the 2019-20 academic year, the funding will enable us to cover the cost of coach transport for this specific group of schools, which often find travel costs a barrier.
Bridget Holligan, Director of Education & Engagement, said “We have been looking at ways of making a visit to the Science Oxford Centre accessible to all primary schools across the region. Schools with a high proportion of children who have free school meals are also often the schools that simply cannot afford to run school trips. This Edina Trust funding will enable us to reach those schools and engage with more young people about STEM through our hands-on approach.”
Each eligible school can book one visit to the centre – whether that’s one, two or three groups/classes, up to a maximum of 100 pupils.
The Edina Trust’s main charitable purpose is to enhance science education at primary school level. This is achieved through making non-competitive grants to to all state-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in specific areas across the UK, for the purchase of science resources and/or science visits.
Schools in Oxon and Bucks with more than 11.5% of pupils in receipt of free school meals should email [email protected] or phone us on 01865 810000 for additional information on how to book your visit and receive your travel bursary.