Islington nursery beats thousands to claim Rolls-Royce award
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An Islington nursery has beaten off thousands of others to claim top spot in a competition by Rolls-Royce.
The Kate Greenaway Children’s Centre, in Copenhagen Street, has been awarded the 2014 Rolls-Royce Science Prize for its ‘Playful Science for Everyone’ project, which aims to inspire youngsters in science.
More than 2,000 entries were received for the prize, which rewards excellence in science teaching and is celebrating its tenth year.
John Rishton, Rolls-Royce chief executive said: “My congratulations go to the team at Kate Greenaway for their inspirational project, and indeed, to all the teachers who took part in the prize, whose work is so vital for our future.”
Jan Stillaway, from Kate Greenaway, said: “The project made us think differently about how children learn.
“Young children are natural scientists, we just have to give them the chance.”
Cllr Paul Convery, on of the nursery’s governors, said: “We are very proud. Kate Greenaway is an outstanding children’s centre and nursery from our neighbourhood that does a fantastic job for kids from every single type of background.
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“They have a very dedicated, creative staff team. “