IRIS awarded Garfield Weston Grant for
glacier research project


June 2018

The Institute for Research in Schools was awarded a grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation to further develop its MELT climate change project. 


Through the support of the UK Space Agency, IRIS established hubs for MELT research at Sir Robert Woodard Academy and Stirling High School. The Garfield Weston Foundation grant will enable IRIS to continue these hubs with a teacher scientist for a year. A teacher scientist spends one day a week to do research with students at their school and others across 15 local primary and secondary schools. This model for rolling out our research projects allows the teacher to reconnect with research and have some time to develop this research project.