This is a co-educational school 11–18 located in Broom Rd, Teddington TW11 9PJ.

Our first donation, of £200, went to Teddington School for materials for their end of summer term “pupil challenges” for year 7 and 8 students (11-13 year-olds). These were a series of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) projects, in their lessons in the last 2 weeks of the summer term. They were designing and testing flood-resistant housing, and water filtration systems. Needed for the exercises were things like blocks, coarse and fine gravel, sand, Plasticine, cling film, foil, cotton wool etc for around 450 students. It was hoped donations would come from parents, but when little came in, it was feared they’d have to cancel the project.

An extract from the article in their “School News” of July 13th, is reproduced here, edited for clarity.



Our Second donation to Teddington School, also £200 but spread through the 2018-2019 year, was for materials for their weekly Science Club for year 7 and 8 students – this is run by Science teachers during their lunchtime and is attended by around 12-15 students each week during term time. Therefore, there are approaching 40 STEM Club meetings in total.

Some of the titles, and some feedback from three of the students:

Messy volcanoes

Chemical magic: water into wine

Foam Fire Extinguisher

Bouncing Custard Balls

Balloon Rockets

Bubbles that don’t pop

Fire writing

Marshmallows making funny faces

Hand gel warmers

Investigating Smarties and M&Ms

Bouncing Custard Balls

Giant Hand


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