Gillespie Lab_13 is a space where children explore science, investigate their own questions and turn their ideas for inventions into reality.
With the support of their Scientist in Residence, pupils engage in enquiry-led and hands-on learning within and beyond their usual science lessons. The Lab_13 pupil Science Committee, plan and lead STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) engagement projects that the whole school gets involved in.
When possible, pupils carry out real scientific research in conjunction with university students or through online opportunities.
After-school and lunch time STEAM clubs give pupils an opportunity to pursue their passions, unleash their creativity and develop their team working and communication skills.
Gillespie Lab_13 is the hub of a growing network of schools across Islington forming the Science for Life partnership. Megan Begley is playing a key role in sharing Gillespie Lab_13 practices through half-termly meetings. She regularly presents professional development and organises collaborative events for pupils in Islington hub schools.