Academics impart wisdom at teaching festival

Published: 26 June 2018 at 16:00

Teachers at Anglia Ruskin

Teachers and assistants from across Essex attend first event at Anglia Ruskin

Secondary school teachers and teaching assistants visited Anglia Ruskin University’s Chelmsford campus on Friday for the Essex Secondary Science Festival, organised by the Southend, Essex & Thurrock Science Learning Partnership.

Anglia Ruskin academics were on hand to speak about their cutting-edge research in science and there were also practical science workshops and drop-in sessions aimed at enriching teachers’ levels of expertise to pass on to their pupils in the classroom.

There was also input from the examining boards and an opportunity to ask questions about current issues, as well as a chance to tour Anglia Ruskin’s state-of-the-art facilities and find out more about the new School of Medicine and courses including degree apprenticeships. Guests included Sandringham Research School, AQA, EdExcel, OCR, Royal Society of Chemistry, Institute of Physics and exploreSTEM.

It was the first time the event had been held at Anglia Ruskin, and was opened by Vice Chancellor Professor Iain Martin. Professor Martin said: 

“It was brilliant to be able to host this event and to welcome secondary school teachers and their assistants from all over Essex to our Chelmsford campus. 

“I really see that the futures of secondary education and higher education are intertwined as we develop Anglia Ruskin as a vital part of the educational ecosystem across the East of England.”

To find out more about the science CPD and support available for schools through the Science Learning Partnership, please email