The science facility, opened by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, will allow Sutherland House School pupils to get more hands-on during experiments and expands the range of qualifications available
Sutherland House School (SHS) officially opened their new science laboratory recently, allowing students a full and immersive experience into the subject of science and broadening the range of qualifications available at the school.
SHS is a non-maintained specialist school, providing education for autistic children and young people between the ages of 3 and 19. SHS offers an individually-tailored curriculum which addresses both academic achievement and the development of important life and social skills which can help students live independent and fulfilling lives now and for many years to come.
The opening of this laboratory, which was attended by The Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Cllr. Liaqat Ali as well as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Cllr. Catharine Arnold, broadens the ability to offer students.
Science lead at SHS Kalpana Malhotra has relished the opportunity to inspire budding young scientists who can now access qualifications on site that they couldn’t access before, saying, “I welcome the new laboratory with immense delight and gratitude. This laboratory will ensure our students can complete required practical for Entry Level and GCSE Science courses successfully.
“We have several promising budding scientists who will thrive in this environment and reach their full potential. I would personally like to thank each individual for their input to make this happen!”
Autism East Midlands said they were extremely grateful for the support received from The Jones 1986 Charitable Trust, The Hobson Charity Limited and The Rotary Club of Sherwood Sunrisers. The support has enabled SHS to engage students in science and become even more inspired by the subject.
Autism is a complex, life-long condition which affects the development of communication, social and life skills of around 700,000 people in the UK. However, the autistic spectrum is wide ranging, meaning that no two individuals with autism are the same as it affects everybody differently.
With the right structured support, education and care, so much can be done to help both children and adults with autism to live their lives as full and independent as possible. Autism East Midlands are the largest specialist autism charity in the area and have been dedicated to supporting people with autism since 1968.