Takeoff for discovery centre with £97k grant

The Disovery Centre under construction
The Disovery Centre under construction

A charitable trust has awarded nearly £100,000 to a new science facility.

The Lillingstone Trust, a small charity based in Lillingstone Lovell, has agreed a grant of £77,572 to fully equip the Community Laboratory at the Royal Latin School’s new Discovery Centre – which due for completion this summer.

The trust will also grant £20,000 to fund the community science outreach programme for the first year.

The trust aims to encourage young people to study science subjects at well-established universities and to promote the study of science to local people of all ages.

Chairman of trustees John Lane said: “We believe the Royal Latin School’s plans for the Community Laboratory and associated community programme fit perfectly with our aim of supporting and encouraging more young people from lower-income backgrounds to continue into higher education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”