The Royal Institution (Ri) is thrilled to partner with Causeway Foundation in helping children and teachers in schools in disadvantaged areas across the UK to take part in an activity which inspires and promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) ideas and activities.

For three years the Ri has been running Enrichment and Enhancement (E&E) Grant Schemes for schools who have been unable due to lack of funding to host an activity led by a professional mathematician or scientist. The schemes offer schools across the UK an exciting opportunity to host a STEM E&E activity for their teachers and students and help integrate E&E into school practice.

Dr Diane Crann, Masterclass Programme Manager at the Ri, said:

“We are delighted that many more children now have the opportunity to take part in these exciting hands-on activities and hope that they become really inspired by the science and mathematics all around them.”

The Causeway Foundation will be funding grants of up to £500 to eligible state-funded schools or academies in the UK to have an activity from the STEM Directories(www.stemdirectories.org.uk). The scheme is open between Tuesday 10th December 2013 and Friday 31st January 2014.

Previous schemes have awarded over 260 grants to schools which include primary, secondary, sixth form and special schools. The Causeway Foundation Scheme will offer a further 40 grants to be awarded to deserving schools.

About the Royal Institution

The Royal Institution was established in 1799 with the purpose of ‘diffusing science for the common purposes of life’. Over 200 years on, we’re a charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science through our public programmes for adults and education initiatives young people, science video channel, Faraday Museum and history of science activities, scientific research and the famous Christmas Lectures.

More information at www.rigb.org.

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