The Bury St Edmunds Academy Trust has been awarded £6,000 to hold a range of science activities after being named a finalist in a prestigious contest.
The all-through schools trust, led by County Upper, will use the money from the Rolls Royce Science Prize Competition 2014-15 to implement enrichment work culminating in a large science festival in March.
It follows a bid to the awards programme by the Trust outlining its plans for science - dubbed ‘A Year of Enquiry’ which focuses on maintaining curiosity.
It is now in with a chance of winning the overall of prize of £10,000 in November.
The Trust’s science festival will be held at County Upper with companies such as RC Treatt, John Innes and EDF running small workshops and displays alongside students who will present their projects from the year.
Organisers plan to open up the festival to the local community for a day.
Rani Gill, Rolls Royce project manager science prize, said the contest encourages improvements in science teaching and inspires children with ‘intellectually stimulating’ science education.