Glass in Society projects have been taking place across the UK now for over thirty years, where primary and secondary schools apply for funding to purchase glass related equipment to allow them to offer a more rounded view of science for their students. This has proven to be most successful where group of schools or academies have applied to the charity fund, and then share the resource between them. Quite recently a group 19 schools in Cornwall applied for a grant to fund telescopes at a cost of just under £3,000 – over 5000 students now benefit from the assistance given.
Glass Sellers Award
On a blustery Saturday, the Glass Sellers’ were met in St. John’s College Porters Lodge by our Abbott Scholar, Zak Lakota-Baldwin. Among the highlights of a wonderful day was the Combination Room, Old Divinity School where the Fellows dine, lit solely by candles and firelight.
So much information all around us and so little time to absorb it all in this digital age. So it is with the Glass Sellers’ Charity Fund. It’s work often not acknowledged by many but just one project, Glass in Society, benefiting around 15,000 young people.