The L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre (LYSC) at the Royal Institution is a long-standing partnership that gives young people the chance to become scientists for the day, showing them just how creative science can be. It offers hands-on, experiential workshops across a range of disciplines – all designed to build students’ confidence, challenge preconceptions, and demonstrate the variety of careers associated with STEM skills.
This programme targets school pupils from seven to sixteen years old with the overarching aim of encouraging this generation to be open minded about scientific education and exploring the possibilities of life in the lab. Since opening in 2008, over 20,000 students have taken part in an LYSC class with school s coming back time-and-again to show young kids just how fun science can be.
Beyond the lab, the LYSC goes on the road to Butlins’ three UK resorts to show just how fun science can be in their new Discovery Zones. Together with the LYSC’s spirit of science experimentation and the enthusiastic redcoats, hundreds of families get hands-on making a bath bomb from scratch. These sessions are designed to ignite a passion for scientific exploration and discovery.
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