The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London

Charity Trustees approve further funding for Glass in Society Project

“The influence of Glass in Society continues to spread across London.

The Charity Fund has purchased microscopes and equipment for the children of Vittorio Primary School in Islington; allowing them to be inspired by their surrounding world.

Previously the children used simple hand lens to observe plants and different materials. Whilst they do have three digital microscopes, which can be attached to the class computer, the children did not get the chance to independently use them as it was not possible to share one effectively within a lesson.

Purchasing a set of microscopes for the school, has enabled all the children to have regular access to a microscope that they can use within and outside the classroom.

This access deepens their understanding of science, as they can for example see for themselves the difference in various materials and  look at plants, or insects in more detail. They have a bug house, pond, gardens and trees within the school and a close partnership with the local community garden.

The school is part of a science cluster of five primary schools, supported by the Primary Science Teaching Trust. The microscopes will be shared by the five schools and training will be provided for teachers within all the schools. This means that the funding will help in excess of 1000 children each year.