The RSC Huddersfield and District Local Section has donated 12 digital microscopes to a local grammar school.
The Easi-Scope Digital Microscopes, donated to Huddersfield Grammar School, are used in Key Stage 1 to teach 5–7 year olds specific units of work – examining ‘Mini-Worlds’ and the world of close-up observation. They are also used to support other units of work, including looking at different types of materials, and while gardening looking at seeds, leaves and growth. They will also be used to support extra-curricular science activities.
Pre-prep teacher Julie Hirst, who made the application for funding, said: "From the end of year review that I carry out with the children, many of them cited using the digital microscopes as their favourite part of the science curriculum for the whole year and several stated that it was the subject they wished to find out more about!"
Comments from the children included: "Wow – that is so good, that is awesome!" "It can magnify things so they’re really big" and "I love looking at how it makes everything massive".