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School children enjoy a day of science in biology labs

Posted on 3 April 2019

Year 5 children were invited to the University as part of the York Cares Inspiring Minds scheme.

The York Cares Inspiring Minds Scheme aims to inspire pupils by linking real-life experiences with their learning.

The schools were invited to work in the labs to discover how the process of DNA fingerprinting is done.

The children spent a whole day experiencing university life and working in our state-of-the-art biology labs alongside staff and degree-level students as part of our Outreach Sessions. 

Outreach encourages the next generation of scientists to be interested in Biology. The idea was to make the science fun and interesting whilst putting it in the context of something that most children are aware of from television programmes.

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