New Gillespie Lab_13 scientist appointed!

Congratulations to our new scientist, Carole Kenrick!

The  Lab_13 Management Committee, together with Mark, Katrina and Shelley, have decided that Carole was the best of all six scientists interviewed. It had been a tough two days but we finally came to this decision because she is…

“Fun, creative and messy,” (Perdie Hibbins)

 “Mad, funny, good with children, perfect,” (Alessandro Sella and Henry Massey)

“Bubbly, kind, really good with children, fun experiments, knowledgeable (Martha Stagg)

“We thought her activity was really enjoyable and gooey. I LOVED IT.” (Memo Terunk) 

Carole is currently Head of Physics at the Bridge Academy in Hackney and is a senior lecturer in science for Canterbury Christ Church University. Whilst at university, Carole worked as a maths and science tutor in a Somali community school and she has undertaken an education based research project where she devised activities that successfully increased the engagement of girls and lower attaining boys in physics. She is passionate about finding out how creativity and the arts can be used to support discovery and learning in the science classroom. She plans to pursue this further as she completes her P.H.D. at Gillespie. 

Carole even looks just like one of our pictures of what we want our scientist to be like:


We will be in touch soon with more information about the wonderful things Carole has done. We cannot wait until January 2014 when she will join us at Gillespie!

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Lab_13 is a space in a school managed by pupils for pupils to conduct their own research and experiments driven by their curiosity, imagination and enthusiasm, and under the watchful supervision of a Scientist in Residence (not a teacher!!).
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