GGE hosts students Nuffield Foundation student placement scheme

nuffieldstudents in the field ‌GGE has hosted 6 FE college / school placement students as part of the Nuffield Foundation student placement scheme .

One project worked on Environmental forensics, to see if old graveyards/cemeteries were effectively landfills. Students collected grave soil, then prepared them for XRF inorganic element analysis, working with @keelemScgeores student Charlie Madden.
‌The two field photos (above and right) are getting training and actually students collecting the soil themselves
The students then complete a Nuffield report (also gaining a CREST Gold Award ) and present a research poster at their regional hub centre student conference next month (Coventry and Liverpool) for our students. ‌Students have come from the following schools:

Westwood 6th form,  Leek
Brine leas Sixth Form, Nantwich
‌Wolverhampton Girls High School
Colton Hills Community school
St. John Fisher, Newcastle
Stuart Bathurst Catholic High School, Wednesbury

nuffield students 360 in lab Maddy, Simran, Nicole and Melanie in the lab.


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