Skills for life

Funding level: Up to £1,000


This project is aimed at making science engaging and fun for the children of West Wimbledon Primary School. In the English National Curriculum, it states that children “should be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.” If we were to ask them to name a famous scientist they may mention Albert Einstein or Sir Issac Newton, but there is so much taking place in science today and we want to encourage our children to think about science in relation to our local community. By bringing science and scientists into the classroom the children can start to learn about the future of it and ask questions about what they do, where they work and how they solve problems.

In order to make this happen we need to invest in up-to-date science resources, books and engage with scientists. We need your vote to bring science to life in our classrooms.

West Wimbledon Primary School (WWPS) is a two-form entry, community primary school and is a happy, inclusive and hard-working school. The school has 500 children from the ages of 3-11 years of age. We draw pupils from many different backgrounds, faiths and communities and we are fortunate that we have an Autism Base, called Treetops that welcomes children from the full spectrum range, which further enriches the diversity of our contented group of children.

We believe that this project will inspire our children to engage in the science of the future and the money raised will make a genuine difference to our school.

Friends of West Wimbledon Primary School

Moment of Pride

Our charity, the Friends of West Wimbledon (FOWW) is run by the parents and supported by the teachers, staff and governors of WWPS. We are passionate about making a difference to the local community and are proud to have science at the forefront of this project.

Location: Raynes Park, London, UK