Having enabled over 600 local people to experience, investigate and enjoy hands-on science during the summer holidays, Cheltenham Science Group had an End of Summer Celebration on Friday 1st September 2017.
The celebration also acted as the official opening of the visitor attraction, which welcomed its 1000th visitor on Friday 25th August. Amanda Capon, cut the ribbon on behalf of Spirax Sparco, whose £5,000 donation earlier this year helped with the refurbishment of the centre.
Gavin Huxtable, Regional General Manager, Northern Europe at Spirax Sarco, said: “With so many engineering establishments across the UK reporting a skills shortage, we need to encourage the next generation to take up STEM subjects as early as possible. Community interest companies such as Cheltenham Science Group play a vital role in demonstrating how science, technology, engineering and maths can be applied to the real world in a way that is both engaging and informative. We are proud to be partnering with Cheltenham Science Group and look forward to working with the team.”
Directors, Kirsty and Dave Watson,
first had the idea for a science centre
in Cheltenham at Christmas 2014
Directors, Dr Rachel Cooke & Adam Grant, hold the ribbon as Amanda Capon,
from Spirax Sarco, cuts it