Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 14.45.00A Prep School in County Durham is thrilled to open a purpose built Science Laboratory. Barnard Castle Prep School recently opened their new facility ahead of two new classrooms which are both due to be completed in early November.

The Science block which has state of the art facilities will enable dedicated Science teachers to provide children with an insight in to the chemical, biological and physical elements of Science, far more than is required of the current curriculum. It will take primary Science to a new level with adventurous experiments becoming a regular feature of the curriculum.  The Science garden, which is still under construction, will provide a sensory garden, a woodland habitat, an area where the children can carry out their own research and an area for the ultimate big bang explosions to take place safely.

The exposure to Science that the children will now have would not usually be accessible until the children reach Senior School age. It is therefore an exciting development for the Senior School teachers who anticipate being able to start their teaching at a much higher level than was previously possible.

The School as a whole has had an exciting few months of development, by mid-November both ends of the School will have completed their next stage of development, the Prep School will boast four more classrooms and the Senior School look forward to their much anticipated Sixth Form Centre.

Headmistress, Mrs Laura Turner said: “This is a fantastic addition to the School, allowing children from a young age to experience science at a new level in a specialised facility. Children are naturally curious and we have created an inspired environment for children to learn and develop their curiosity further in a fun and exciting way.”