Sheffield teenager awarded grant to visit Science Museum in London

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Youth charity Sheffield Futures has secured a £500 grant to take 33 young people with special educational needs and disabilities to the British Science Museum as part of British Science Week.

The British Science Week Community Grant Scheme received 218 applications for just 50 grants.

The trip will take place on Saturday and is the final activity as part of a month-long project to raise awareness of careers and study opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Sheffield Futures run three specialist youth clubs for young people aged 13-25 with special educational needs and disabilities who meet weekly and engage in learning activities.

One of the main aims of the groups is to focus on the young people’s futures and potential education, employment and training opportunities.

Louise Ellison, Community Youth Team Manager, said: “The group of young people will have an opportunity for informal learning in an engaging and fun environment with the support of peers and trusted, experienced youth workers. This is an exciting opportunity for young people who would not normally get the opportunity to visit the capital.”

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