News Archive

Sunday 29th June 2008

Newcastle Science City has been the inspiration for a pioneering science education initiative in the city which has been so successful in making students realise how exciting science and scientific careers can be, it is being extended throughout the North East.

Tuesday 3rd June 2008

Grand designs to create Europe’s finest science quarter in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne’s city centre have been revealed for the first time today (Thursday, 5 June 2008).

Newcastle Science City’s masterplan for Science Central on the former Gallowgate brewery site includes a vision on the scale of Grainger Town, with imposing new streets, a new city square, landmark buildings and wide public spaces opening up this new science quarter to the rest of the city centre.

Thursday 15th May 2008

Space will not be the final frontier for Heaton Manor pupils next Wednesday, 21 May when they launch their plans for space rockets, space suits and an actual model space station to attract potential investors.

The 60 11 and 12 year old pupils have been working on this science mission over the last 14 weeks and have divided into teams tackling different space age tasks as part of Newcastle Science City’s education programme to encourage more pupils to study science.

Thursday 15th May 2008

Some very grown up pupils attended a science class at St Cuthberts RC High School in Newcastle, when students and their parents were invited to investigate the history of medicine and dissect a pig’s heart, side by side.

This was the sixth science evening held at the school to help parents support their children learning about science and to raise public awareness of the subject as part of Newcastle Science City’s education programme.

Around 30 people attended the event which was open to the primary school pupils who will be going to St Cuthberts as well as their own students.

Thursday 8th May 2008

Fifteen year old Kate O’Brien from Sacred Heart RC High School in Newcastle is an ambitious eco-warrior who has started a school club to encourage her fellow pupils to help combat climate change with practical ideas.

Kate’s aim is to get the whole school to think about the environment and what they can do to help as she says there is only so much you can do at home, as it is on a small scale, compared to a large senior school.