Lab in a Lorry is an innovative outreach programme designed to target hundreds of schools, colleges and community groups, to reach thousands of children per year actively advocating for STEM subjects. It is a unique collaboration between Kingston University's Access, Participation and Inclusion team and the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing.
It particularly targets girls and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds ranging from 6 to 18 years of age. This interactive hands-on learning environment brings STEM subjects to life. It engages young people in real experiments, how these can be applied in the real world and crucially exposes them to the possibility of education beyond secondary school. This is based on the strong evidence, "you can only be it if you can see it". It is how Kingston University is helping address the UK skills shortage in professions that require the study of STEM subjects at Higher Education.
Lab in a Lorry school visits spend a whole day at one school, delivering interactive sessions, usually to more than 100 students per day. A donation of £10 will support a Lab in a Lorry session for one child and may help to inspire a future civic engineer, pharmacist or programmer.
You can visit and try out all the Lab in a Lorry activities at the Civic Reception.