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Technicians' conference 2016

School technicians from across the country have travelled to St Peter’s School for an annual Science Technicians’ Conference.

Over 80 delegates attended the conference, with local institutions Canon Lee School, Manor CE Academy, Joseph Rowntree School, Fulford School, St Peter’s School, St Olave’s School, Bootham School and The Mount sending representatives, together with schools as far afield as Wales and Warwickshire.

There were a range of activities and workshops available throughout the day for the delegates, delivered by education consultants, university outreach officers and fellow technicians among others.

Topics covered included animal dissection, chemical smells and forensics. One of the favourite workshops was ‘Make and Take’ designed and delivered by St Peter’s School Physics Technician Mark Robinson. This year each of the technicians put together a working model of an electric motor to take back with them to their departments. 

David Morris, Head of Science at St Peter’s School, said: “The conference is now in its seventh year and we’re very pleased that demand continues to be so high. There was a fantastic range of talks on today that will inspire technicians from schools across the country. I would like to thank all of the workshop presenters and in particular our superb team of technicians at St Peter’s who were instrumental in ensuring that it was such a fantastic day."