New Labs Inspiring Students

Albany Academy have invested over £35,000 in the refurbishment of two of it’s science laboratories. The new rooms have been completely refurbished and now provide a state of the art facility to inspire the next generation of scientists.

The school was generously awarded £17,000 of investment from the Wolfson Foundation through their secondary school facility funding. The grants are awarded to schools who show a clear focus on improving the teaching of the sciences and can demonstrate how the improved facilities would enable students, teachers and trainee teachers alike to have the best possible opportunity to engage in science.

The laboratories have included new flooring, fixture and fittings, raised observation desks, new interactive white boards and better seating for all the students. The science faculty also deliver a programme that supports student teachers from Edge Hill University. These student teachers will now be able to learn to teach in an environment that inspires all who enter it.

Mr Mayland, Headteacher at Albany said, “Science is an inspirational subject and many of our students go on to college to study the sciences. They are always excited to be undertaking experiments and practical work and these refurbished laboratories will enable them to work in the best facilities possible. These improvements would not have been possible without the generosity of the Wolfson Foundation.”