The opening of the Worsley Science Centre
A forward- looking and innovative design, this magnificent building has 18 laboratories, each designed to accommodate classes up to 24 pupils, six lecture theatres, a Sixth Form Science Centre and prep rooms.
As the first building visitors see when they enter the School grounds, the Worsley Science Centre makes an important statement about our education values and beliefs.
Stowe’s new Science Centre was officially opened on Tuesday 24 January 2017 by the family of Henry Worsley (Grafton 78), the Polar explorer who died tragically on his solo attempt to cross the Antarctic. The building has been named the Worsley Science Centre in celebration of Henry’s life. Henry was the only person to have completed the two classic routes of Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen to the South Pole. On 24 January 2016, Henry died while attempting the first solo, unsupported and unassisted crossing of the Antarctic landmass. He was just 30miles from his target.
The Opening was a very special day and we are enormously indebted to all those who contributed to the Science appeal which began in 2013. The Worlsey Science Centre would not exist without the vision and generosity of its donors – thank you.