Charitable donations make Mark Rutherford’s state-of-the-art chemistry lab a reality

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Mark Rutherford science
The modified science lab will enable more students at Mark Rutherford School to pursue chemistry A-level

Thanks to donations from two local charities, Mark Rutherford School science students now have a state-of-the-art laboratory.

Donations from the Gale Family Trust and the Connolly Foundation meant that the secondary school in Putnoe was able to remodel an existing science laboratory.

The new facilities will help Sixth Form students hone the demanding practical skills work required by the A Level Chemistry course.

Mrs Bloor, Mark Rutherford School’s headteacher, said, “The generous donations from both the Gale Family Trust and the Connolly Foundation have made it possible for us to continue our focus on delivering an excellent education and providing students with opportunities to further their academic development.

“This investment in our teaching facilities will enable the school to increase capacity to accommodate more students, wishing to undertake A Level Chemistry in a specialist purpose-built laboratory.

“This will enable us to deliver relevant chemistry practical skills to students, in readiness to access high quality A Level courses, Apprenticeships and University places as they enter a period of transition moving from one phase of life to another.”

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