Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Context – Kew has two separate laboratory facilities each world leaders in their field. The Jodrell laboratory specializes in plant genetics. The Biotechnology department specializes in in-vitro production for conservation.

Agreement – The studio school will continue existing links with the biotechnology department. A new partnership between scientists at Jodrell and students at the Studio School will lead to joint research and publication.

Work will be carried out by students at Mendip Studio School in laboratories that mirror the two Kew laboratories. Work will be inspired by visits to Kew and continuing communication by web.

Project Based Learning:

  • Biosciences – Jodrell – Conservation Genetics, Phylogenetics, Genome project
  • Biotechnology lab – Conservation enterprise, training/capacity building, cloning.


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  • End of term arrangements

    Monday 22 July: school day ends 1.20pm, buses will run as normal at this time. Lunch will be available at school from 12.30pm until 1.10pm. Final registration takes place at 1.10pm before students leave.

    Monday will be a mufti day. Students are asked to bring in £1 which will go to one of the school’s selected charities.

    START OF SCHOOL – Year 12 starts on Wednesday 4 September / Years 10 and 11 start on Thursday 5 September / Year 13 start on Monday 9 September.