13 May 2019
Abingdon Science Partnership marked a historic milestone with the departure of the last remaining original Science Ambassadors, recruited in 2014 by Mr Fisher, Science Co-ordinator, before the Yang Science Centre had even opened.
Senior Ambassadors Alasdair Czaplewski and Oliver Williams have served the ASP faithfully for four years and been a large part of its growth into the successful initiative it has become today.
Without the enthusiastic contribution of Science Ambassadors to Saturday Science Clubs, Brownie and Cubs Science Evenings and ATOM Festival events, the ASP would not be enjoying such success and being shortlisted for national accolades such as the TES Schools Awards.
Oliver, on the left of the picture, recounted the early days of the Partnership, when Mr Fisher asked for volunteers from his 4th year chemistry class and he and Alasdair decided to give it a go. Four years later he counts it alongside his 6th form scholarship as one of his greatest achievements at Abingdon and something that has given him lifelong skills and friendships both within the school and in the local community.
Oliver and Alasdair were also two of the Abingdon pupils who gained a GCSE in Astronomy through working with partners at Larkmead and John Mason schools.
Although sad to see them go, all staff and ambassadors associated with ASP wish them the best of luck in their futures and thanks for all they have done over the past four years.
The ASP Science Ambassador team will continue to thrive, building on the example set by Oliver and Alasdair, and is now safe in the hands of others, such as Alvin Tam and Freddie Nicholson, seen in the picture with Oliver.