Emma returned from maternity leave, and we sadly said goodbye to Lisa and Emily who have done such an amazing job of running the lab over the past year.
The new term has seen the arrival of Zach our new Year In Industry Student and Baylab Assistant. Each year the Baylab host a new student sourced via the Engineering Development Trust (EDT). The EDT offer paid placements for students 17 years and above. These are excellent for students who maybe want a break from studying after college prior to university or are unsure what they want to do. Worth considering if you have older students at your school or at home where the traditional route may not be for them. To find out more, visit YINI Vacancies | EDT (etrust.org.uk)
Over the Summer the Baylab hosted 8 holiday sessions, working with Reading Family Services we welcomed the Reading community through our doors which saw them making Bath Bombs, Lip Balm, learning about our digestive system and DNA. We hope to offer more holiday sessions in the future so please keep an eye on the Reading Family Services and Baylab pages.
We also attended Reading Pride, the sun was shining, joy was in the air, and we spent the day making over 300 pots of slime and beeswax candles with our community. It was so nice to see so many young people overjoyed with their creations and getting hands on.