Opening The Lillingstone Trust Science Rooms
At the end of the academic year, Magdalen College School held the grand opening ceremony of The Lillingstone Trust Science Rooms. This event marked a significant milestone in our school's commitment to providing exceptional science education and promoting STEM opportunities for all students. Esteemed guests, generous donors, and dedicated staff members gathered to celebrate the culmination of years of hard work and collaboration.
The event welcomed Julie Powell, Trustee of The Lillingstone Trust, and John Lane, Chair of the Trust, as esteemed guests of honour. Also in attendance were respected individuals who played crucial roles in our school's development, including Julia Creasey, our ex-business director, and West Northamptonshire Councillor Fiona Baker. We express our heartfelt gratitude to Councillor Baker for her instrumental support in funding the new Wodhams build, as well as the remaining science labs and food rooms.
The opening ceremony began with a tour of the newly inaugurated Lillingstone Trust Science Rooms. Each science room proudly displayed a plaque acknowledging the Trust's significant contribution. The plaques read, "Made possible with help from The Lillingstone Trust - Inspiring Your Future 2023." This inscription embodies the Trust's commitment to empowering young minds and shaping a brighter future through education.
The Lillingstone Trust is a charitable organization with a noble mission of supporting young adults from lower-income backgrounds who face financial constraints in pursuing higher education in STEM subjects. Their generous donation of £150,000 has played a pivotal role in bringing our state-of-the-art science labs to fruition. These cutting-edge facilities will enhance our students' learning experiences and provide them with the tools they need to excel in STEM subjects.
Following the science room tour, guests proceeded to the new food technology rooms. Here, students demonstrated their culinary skills while guests enjoyed a delightful spread of tea, biscuits, and freshly baked bagels. Engaging conversations took place, highlighting the importance of practical learning and the future of STEM education.
The tour also included a visit to the newly refurbished Astro Pitch. Alongside teaching staff members Anne Berrington and Charlie Whiting, representing the Friends of Magdalen, our guests admired the impressive fundraising feat that made the Astro's much-needed refurbishment possible. The dedication and hard work over the last eight years by our friends, families, and local community are truly impressive. The Astro Field represents the result of collective efforts and generous donations.
The grand opening day was a resounding success, thanks to the unwavering support and collaborative efforts of the Trust, school staff, and local officials. The Lillingstone Trust's significant donation will have a lasting impact, empowering students to explore the world of science and nurturing their passion for STEM subjects.
We extend our sincere gratitude to all those involved in making this event a success. Their dedication and generosity have transformed the educational landscape of our school, ensuring that future generations of students benefit from outstanding facilities and resources.
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