Reach Out Lab
The Reach Out Lab is a dedicated school’s laboratory which hosts practical scientific events for school children. The lab is a key element of the College’s Science and Society programme, which was established to help build public understanding of the work of Imperial’s scientific community.
The first of its kind in London, the lab is a new opportunity to deliver inspirational, practical science activities for both students and teachers and increase the numbers of students able to benefit from the College’s outreach activities. While the lab provides facilities for all levels of schools pupils, particular emphasis is directed toward targeting disadvantaged groups, and towards raising the expectations and achievements of London’s school students.
The Rector’s Fund awarded a grant of £200,000 to the College’s Reach Out Lab in 2008 which enabled the launch of the project. This was recently complemented by a generous gift of £100,000 from Imperial College Development Advisory Board member Sir John Ritblat, further extending the potential of this project.