By Rebecca Cole
A NEW state-of-the-art science centre is to be unveiled at a school near Oswestry.
Moreton Hall School’s new facility, which includes a dedicated medical science lab, has allowed the school to realise some daring plans and will hopefully make it a regional centre of excellence by bringing the practical experience of higher education into a school environment.
The aim, backed by Keele University, is to extend the students' experience and give aspiring medics, vets, dentists and bioscientists better preparation for going on to university.
Science teacher Dr David Kelly said: "The dream is becoming reality and the very generous grants bestowed upon the school this year by The Walker Trust, The Wolfson Foundation and others have allowed us to acquire a very significant portfolio of technical equipment that make available a suite of scientifically powerful and educationally enriching experiences.”
The facility, which is due to open in September to coincide with the launch of the school’s centenary year, will also benefit pupils at St Martins School through a partnership both schools are keen to develop.
The state school’s pupils have already had a chance to change the genetic structure of bacteria to make them glow in the dark and use enzymes to discover the different types of sugar