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Science Oxford’s new science education centre for primary schools

Tuesday 7th March 2017

Excitement levels at Science Oxford have reached new heights following the granting of planning permission for our new education centre as part of a wider building development by our parent charity, The Oxford Trust. The new Science Oxford Education Centre will be built alongside an innovation centre on an 18 acre site in Headington Quarry that was formerly home to the Stansfeld Outdoor Education Centre. As the UK’s first integrated indoor-outdoor science education centre dedicated to primary-aged children, the facility will include a hands-on gallery, purpose-built indoor and outdoor learning spaces and an auditorium for science and planetarium shows. Our new centre will be surrounded by a 15 acre mosaic of woodland, ponds and grassland.

Maintaining our philosophy of encouraging thinking, doing and talking in science, the centre will combine the natural and physical sciences with a focus on curiosity-based learning and the development of investigative skills and problem solving. Making full use of the indoor and outdoor facilities, a visit to the Science Oxford centre will provide primary school children with a unique and inspiring experience.

We will keep you updated with progress on the new centre via this newsletter but if you’d like more detailed information on the site you can join our project-specific newsletter mailing list by emailing [email protected]. Alternatively you can read the latest developments on the Oxford trust website

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