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Bedford Modern School opens £9m science centre

The new centre includes 17 laboratories and is a significant investment for Bedford Modern School

Posted by Lucinda Reid | June 24, 2017 | Facilities & buildings

Space scientist, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, officially opened Bedford Modern School’s state-of-the-art Science Centre at an event attended by staff, students and special guests.

Following an investment of more than £9m the new Science Centre includes 17 laboratories; three in each subject for specialist use and eight multipurpose laboratories together with adjacent preparation space. A separate floor is devoted to each discipline: Biology, Chemistry and Physics and a central learning atrium provides a flexible teaching and display area.

This incredible new facility will continue to inspire countless young scientists for many years to come - Michael Hall

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock inspired students from across the school during the day and said: “It has been wonderful to visit Bedford Modern School today; there is a real sense of community here. I have spoken with several students who have asked me so many impressive questions and I can see that this level of interest is as a result of the fantastic encouragement from their teachers. I am looking forward to returning to see everybody back in action!”

Headmaster Michael Hall added: “The Science Centre is by far the most significant capital investment in the School’s history and seeing teachers and students using this exceptional teaching and learning environment this afternoon is wonderful.”

“Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology are already popular subjects at BMS and currently more than a third of our sixth formers study three sciences including Maths,” continued Michael. “Many of these students will go on to study a science-related course at university. This is in no small part due to the efforts of the excellent teaching staff who inspire students of all ages every day and in this incredible new facility will continue to inspire countless young scientists for many years to come.”

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